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Friday February 24, 2017

February 24: Day of the Week

February 24, 2017 was the 55th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 310 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Pisces is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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February 24: This Day in History

By Roman custom, February 24 is the day added to a leap year in the Julian calendar. The Mensis Intercalaris began on this day or the following day in intercalary years in the pre-Julian calendar. This custom still has some effect around the world; for example, with respect to name days in Hungary.

February 24 Historical Event(s)

  • 303
    Diocletian, Roman Emperor, publishes his edict that begins the persecution of Christians in his portion of the Empire.
  • 1822
    The 1st Swaminarayan temple in the world, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Ahmedabad, is inaugurated.
  • 1863
    Arizona is organized as a United States territory.
  • 1875
    The SS Gothenburg hits the Great Barrier Reef and sinks off the Australian east coast, killing approximately 100, including a number of high profile civil servants and dignitaries.
  • 1881
    China and Russia sign the Sino-Russian Ili Treaty.
  • 1895
    Revolution breaks out in Baire, a town near Santiago de Cuba, beginning the second war for Cuban independence, that ends with the Spanish-American War in 1898.
  • 1942
    The Battle of Los Angeles, one of the largest documented UFO sightings in history; the event lasted into the early hours of February 26, 1942.
  • 1989
    United Airlines Flight 811, bound for New Zealand from Honolulu, Hawaii, rips open during flight, sucking 9 passengers out of the business-class section.
  • 2008
    Fidel Castro retires as the President of Cuba after nearly fifty years.
  • 2011
    Final Launch of Space Shuttle Discovery (OV-103).

Who were born on February 24?

  • 1103
    Emperor Toba of Japan (d. 1156)
  • 1885
    Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Polish writer and painter (d. 1939)
  • 1934
    Linda Cristal, Argentina-born actress
  • 1940
    Denis Law, Scottish footballer
  • 1942
    Paul Jones, English singer (Manfred Mann)
  • 1959
    Beth Broderick, American actress
  • 1966
    Ben Miller, English comedian, director and actor
  • 1973
    Richard Clapp, Canadian baseball player
  • 1974
    Mike Lowell, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1980
    Roman Sloudnov, Russian swimmer

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