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February 24th, 2008 (February 24 2008)EventFidel Castro retires as the President of Cuba after nearly fifty years.Fidel Castro Quotes
February 24th, 2008 (February 24 2008)DeathLarry Norman, American musician, singer, songwriter and producer (born in 1947)
February 24th, 2007 (February 24 2007)DeathBruce Bennett, American actor (born in 1906)
February 24th, 2007 (February 24 2007)DeathLeroy Jenkins, American composer and violinist (born in 1932)
February 24th, 2007 (February 24 2007)DeathLamar Lundy, American football player (born in 1935)
February 24th, 2007 (February 24 2007)DeathDamien Nash, American football player (born in 1982)
February 24th, 2006 (February 24 2006)EventPhilippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declares Proclamation 1017 placing the country in a state of emergency in attempt to subdue a possible military coup.
February 24th, 2006 (February 24 2006)DeathOctavia Butler, American author and MacArthur Foundation Fellow (born in 1947)
February 24th, 2006 (February 24 2006)DeathDon Knotts, American actor (born in 1924)
February 24th, 2006 (February 24 2006)DeathJohn Martin, Canadian broadcaster (born in 1947)John Martin Quotes
February 24th, 2006 (February 24 2006)DeathDenis Twitchett, Cambridge scholar, and Chinese historian (born in 1925)
February 24th, 2006 (February 24 2006)DeathDennis Weaver, American actor (born in 1924)
February 24th, 2004 (February 24 2004)DeathJohn Randolph, American actor (born in 1915)
February 24th, 2003 (February 24 2003)DeathJohn Edward Christopher Hill, English historian (born in 1912)
February 24th, 2003 (February 24 2003)DeathBernard Loiseau, French chef (born in 1951)
February 24th, 2002 (February 24 2002)DeathArthur Lyman, American jazz vibraphone and marimba player (born in 1932)
February 24th, 2002 (February 24 2002)DeathLeo Ornstein, Russian-born composer and pianist (born in 1912)
February 24th, 2001 (February 24 2001)DeathClaude E. Shannon, American information theorist (born in 1916)
February 24th, 1999 (February 24 1999)EventThe State of Arizona executes Karl LaGrand, a German national involved in an armed robbery, in spite of Germany s legal action to attempt to save him.
February 24th, 1999 (February 24 1999)EventA China Southern Airlines Tupolev TU-154 airliner crashes on approach to Wenzhou airport in eastern the People s Republic of China, killing 61.
February 24th, 1999 (February 24 1999)DeathAndre Dubus, American writer (born in 1936)
February 24th, 1999 (February 24 1999)DeathFrank Leslie Walcott, Barbadian labour leader (born in 1916)
February 24th, 1998 (February 24 1998)DeathAntonio Prohias, Cuban-born cartoonist (born in 1921)
February 24th, 1998 (February 24 1998)DeathHenny Youngman, English-born comedian (born in 1906)Henny Youngman Quotes
February 24th, 1996 (February 24 1996)EventThe last occurrence of February 24 as a leap day in the European Union and for the Roman Catholic Church.
February 24th, 1995 (February 24 1995)EventThe Corona reconnaissance satellite program, in existence from 1959 to 1972, is declassified.
February 24th, 1994 (February 24 1994)DeathJean Sablon, French singer (born in 1906)
February 24th, 1994 (February 24 1994)DeathDinah Shore, American actress and singer (born in 1916)
February 24th, 1993 (February 24 1993)DeathDanny Gallivan, Canadian radio and television sportscaster (born in 1917)
February 24th, 1993 (February 24 1993)DeathBobby Moore, English footballer (born in 1941)
February 24th, 1991 (February 24 1991)DeathJohn Daly, South African game show host (born in 1914)
February 24th, 1991 (February 24 1991)DeathGeorge Gobel, American comedian (born in 1919)
February 24th, 1991 (February 24 1991)DeathWebb Pierce, American music singer (born in 1921)
February 24th, 1990 (February 24 1990)DeathTony Conigliaro, American baseball player (born in 1945)
February 24th, 1990 (February 24 1990)DeathMalcolm Forbes, American publisher (born in 1917)Malcolm Forbes Quotes
February 24th, 1990 (February 24 1990)DeathSandro Pertini, Italian politician (born in 1896)
February 24th, 1990 (February 24 1990)DeathJohnnie Ray, American singer (born in 1927)
February 24th, 1989 (February 24 1989)EventAyatollah Ruhollah Khomeini offers a USD $3 million bounty for the death of The Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie.Ruhollah Khomeini Quotes
February 24th, 1989 (February 24 1989)EventUnited Airlines Flight 811, bound for New Zealand from Honolulu, Hawaii, rips open during flight, sucking 9 passengers out of the business-class section.
February 24th, 1989 (February 24 1989)BirthKosta Koufos, American-Greek basketball player
February 24th, 1989 (February 24 1989)DeathSparky Adams, American baseball player (born in 1894)
February 24th, 1987 (February 24 1987)BirthDaniel Reilly, British entrepreneur
February 24th, 1987 (February 24 1987)BirthMayuko Iwasa, Japanese entertainer and model
February 24th, 1987 (February 24 1987)BirthChieko Kawabe, Japanese singer, model and actress
February 24th, 1987 (February 24 1987)DeathJim Connors, Legendary Radio personality (born in 1940)
February 24th, 1986 (February 24 1986)BirthWojtek Wolski, Polish Ice hockey player
February 24th, 1986 (February 24 1986)DeathTommy Douglas, Canadian politician (born in 1904)Tommy Douglas Quotes
February 24th, 1984 (February 24 1984)BirthClivio Piccione, Monegasque racing driver
February 24th, 1984 (February 24 1984)BirthSterling James Keenan, American professional wrestler
February 24th, 1984 (February 24 1984)DeathHelmut Schelsky, German sociologist (born in 1912)
February 24th, 1983 (February 24 1983)EventA special commission of the U.S. Congress releases a report that condemns the practice of Japanese internment during World War II.
February 24th, 1982 (February 24 1982)BirthNick Blackburn, American baseball player
February 24th, 1982 (February 24 1982)BirthEmanuel Villa, Argentine footballer
February 24th, 1982 (February 24 1982)BirthKlara Zakopalova, Czech tennis player
February 24th, 1982 (February 24 1982)DeathVirginia Bruce, America actress and singer (born in 1910)
February 24th, 1981 (February 24 1981)EventBuckingham Palace announces the engagement of The Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer.
February 24th, 1981 (February 24 1981)EventAn earthquake registering 6.7 on the Richter scale hits Athens, killing 16 people and destroying buildings in several towns west of the city.
February 24th, 1981 (February 24 1981)BirthLleyton Hewitt, Australian tennis player
February 24th, 1981 (February 24 1981)BirthMohammad Sami, Pakistani cricketer
February 24th, 1980 (February 24 1980)BirthAnton Gustafsson, Swedish rock music fan (died in 2003)
February 24th, 1980 (February 24 1980)BirthShinsuke Nakamura, Japanese professional wrestler
February 24th, 1980 (February 24 1980)BirthRoman Sloudnov, Russian swimmer
February 24th, 1978 (February 24 1978)BirthShinya, Japanese musician (Dir en grey)
February 24th, 1978 (February 24 1978)BirthJohn Nolan, American musician (Straylight Run)
February 24th, 1977 (February 24 1977)BirthFloyd Mayweather Jr, American boxer
February 24th, 1977 (February 24 1977)BirthJason Akermanis, Australian rules footballer
February 24th, 1977 (February 24 1977)BirthBronson Arroyo, American baseball player
February 24th, 1976 (February 24 1976)EventCuba : national Constitution proclaimed.
February 24th, 1976 (February 24 1976)BirthMatt Skiba, American musician (Alkaline Trio,Heavens)
February 24th, 1976 (February 24 1976)BirthEric Griffin, American rock guitarist
February 24th, 1976 (February 24 1976)BirthBradley McGee, Australian cyclist
February 24th, 1976 (February 24 1976)BirthCrista Flanagan, American television comedian
February 24th, 1976 (February 24 1976)BirthZach Johnson, professional golferZach Johnson Quotes
February 24th, 1976 (February 24 1976)BirthMarco Campos, Brazilian racing driver (died in 1995)
February 24th, 1975 (February 24 1975)BirthAshley MacIsaac, Canadian fiddler
February 24th, 1975 (February 24 1975)BirthMaurizio Giuliano, writer and traveller
February 24th, 1975 (February 24 1975)DeathNikolai Bulganin, Premier of the Soviet Union (born in 1895)
February 24th, 1974 (February 24 1974)BirthChad Hugo, American musician and producer (The Neptunes)
February 24th, 1974 (February 24 1974)BirthKarim Bagheri, Iranian footballer
February 24th, 1974 (February 24 1974)BirthMike Lowell, Puerto Rican baseball player
February 24th, 1974 (February 24 1974)BirthBonnie Somerville, American actress and singer
February 24th, 1973 (February 24 1973)BirthChris Fehn, American percussionist (Slipknot)
February 24th, 1973 (February 24 1973)BirthJordan Jovtchev, Bulgarian gymnast
February 24th, 1973 (February 24 1973)BirthAlexei Kovalev, Russian ice hockey player
February 24th, 1973 (February 24 1973)BirthRichard Clapp, Canadian baseball player
February 24th, 1972 (February 24 1972)BirthManon Rheaume, Canadian female ice hockey player
February 24th, 1971 (February 24 1971)EventThe All India Forward Bloc holds an emergency central committee meeting after its chairman, Hemantha Kumar Bose, was killed 3 days earlier. P.K. Mookiah Thevar appointed as the new chairman.
February 24th, 1971 (February 24 1971)BirthPedro de la Rosa, Spanish Formula One driver
February 24th, 1971 (February 24 1971)BirthBrian Savage, Canadian ice hockey player
February 24th, 1970 (February 24 1970)EventNational Public Radio is founded in the United States.
February 24th, 1970 (February 24 1970)BirthJeff Garcia, American football player
February 24th, 1970 (February 24 1970)BirthJonathan Ward, American television and movie actor
February 24th, 1970 (February 24 1970)BirthKienast quintuplets, American quintuplets
February 24th, 1970 (February 24 1970)DeathConrad Nagel, American actor (born in 1897)
February 24th, 1968 (February 24 1968)EventVietnam War: The Tet Offensive is halted; South Vietnam recaptures Hue.
February 24th, 1968 (February 24 1968)BirthMitch Hedberg, American comedian (died in 2005)Mitch Hedberg Quotes
February 24th, 1966 (February 24 1966)BirthBilly Zane, American actor
February 24th, 1966 (February 24 1966)BirthRene Arocha, Cuban baseball player
February 24th, 1965 (February 24 1965)BirthLloyd McGrath, former English footballer
February 24th, 1965 (February 24 1965)BirthJane Swift, former acting Governor of Massachusetts
February 24th, 1964 (February 24 1964)BirthAndy Crane, British children s television presenter
February 24th, 1964 (February 24 1964)BirthTodd Field, American actor and film director
February 24th, 1964 (February 24 1964)BirthBill Bailey, British comedian
February 24th, 1964 (February 24 1964)BirthRussell Ingall, Australian racing driver
February 24th, 1963 (February 24 1963)BirthMike Vernon, Canadian ice hockey player
February 24th, 1962 (February 24 1962)BirthMichelle Shocked, American musician
February 24th, 1962 (February 24 1962)BirthTeri Weigel, American pornography actress
February 24th, 1962 (February 24 1962)BirthOuti Maenpaa, Finnish actress
February 24th, 1959 (February 24 1959)BirthBeth Broderick, American actress
February 24th, 1958 (February 24 1958)BirthSammy Kershaw, American musician
February 24th, 1958 (February 24 1958)BirthPlastic Bertrand, Belgian singer
February 24th, 1956 (February 24 1956)BirthPaula Zahn, American journalist
February 24th, 1956 (February 24 1956)BirthJudith Butler, American philosopher Philo Quotes
February 24th, 1956 (February 24 1956)BirthEddie Murray, American baseball playerAl Murray Quotes
February 24th, 1955 (February 24 1955)BirthSteve Jobs, American computer pioneerSteve Jobs Quotes
February 24th, 1955 (February 24 1955)BirthAlain Prost, French race car driver and four-time F1 world champion
February 24th, 1953 (February 24 1953)DeathGerd von Rundstedt, German field marshal (born in 1875)Gerd von Rundstedt Quotes
February 24th, 1951 (February 24 1951)BirthTony Holiday, German singer (died in 1990)
February 24th, 1951 (February 24 1951)BirthDebra Jo Rupp, American actress
February 24th, 1951 (February 24 1951)BirthHelen Shaver, Canadian actress
February 24th, 1950 (February 24 1950)BirthGeorge Thorogood, American Singer and Guitarist
February 24th, 1948 (February 24 1948)BirthJ. Jayalalithaa, Indian politician
February 24th, 1948 (February 24 1948)BirthWalter Smith, Scottish football manager
February 24th, 1948 (February 24 1948)BirthTim Staffell, English singer
February 24th, 1948 (February 24 1948)BirthDennis Waterman, British actor
February 24th, 1947 (February 24 1947)BirthRupert Holmes, English musician
February 24th, 1947 (February 24 1947)BirthEdward James Olmos, American actor
February 24th, 1946 (February 24 1946)BirthGrigory Margulis, Russian mathematician
February 24th, 1946 (February 24 1946)BirthJohn Stapleton, English television presenter
February 24th, 1945 (February 24 1945)EventEgyptian Premier Ahmed Maher Pasha is killed in Parliament after reading a decree.
February 24th, 1945 (February 24 1945)BirthBarry Bostwick, American actor
February 24th, 1944 (February 24 1944)BirthNicky Hopkins, British musician (died in 1994)
February 24th, 1943 (February 24 1943)BirthHristo Prodanov, Bulgarian mountaineer
February 24th, 1943 (February 24 1943)BirthTerry Semel, American business executive
February 24th, 1943 (February 24 1943)BirthPablo Milanes, Cuban musician
February 24th, 1942 (February 24 1942)EventThe "Battle of Los Angeles" takes place, lasting until the next day.
February 24th, 1942 (February 24 1942)BirthJoe Lieberman, American politician
February 24th, 1942 (February 24 1942)BirthPaul Jones, English singer (Manfred Mann)
February 24th, 1942 (February 24 1942)BirthColin Bond, Australian racing driver
February 24th, 1941 (February 24 1941)BirthJoanie Sommers, American singer and actress
February 24th, 1940 (February 24 1940)BirthPete Duel, American actor (died in 1971)
February 24th, 1940 (February 24 1940)BirthDenis Law, Scottish footballer
February 24th, 1938 (February 24 1938)EventA nylon-bristle toothbrush becomes the first commercial product (DuPont) to
February 24th, 1938 (February 24 1938)BirthJames Farentino, American actor
February 24th, 1938 (February 24 1938)BirthPhil Knight, American sportswear manufacturer
February 24th, 1938 (February 24 1938)BirthKathleen Margaret Richardson, Baroness Richardson of Calow, British Baroness and Methodist reverend
February 24th, 1934 (February 24 1934)BirthBettino Craxi, Prime Minister of Italy (died in 2000)
February 24th, 1934 (February 24 1934)BirthRenata Scotto, Italian soprano
February 24th, 1934 (February 24 1934)BirthLinda Cristal, Argentina-born actress
February 24th, 1933 (February 24 1933)BirthJudah Folkman, American cancer researcher
February 24th, 1932 (February 24 1932)BirthMichel Legrand, French composer
February 24th, 1932 (February 24 1932)BirthJohn Vernon, Canadian actor (died in 2005)
February 24th, 1931 (February 24 1931)BirthDominic Chianese, American actor
February 24th, 1929 (February 24 1929)DeathAndre Messager, French composer and conductor (born in 1853)
February 24th, 1928 (February 24 1928)BirthBarbara Lawrence, American actress
February 24th, 1927 (February 24 1927)BirthEmmanuelle Riva, French actress
February 24th, 1926 (February 24 1926)BirthJean Alexander, English actress
February 24th, 1926 (February 24 1926)BirthJohn Gunther Dean, American diplomatJohn Dean Quotes
February 24th, 1925 (February 24 1925)EventA thermite (magnesium) bomb is used for the first time to break up a 250,000-ton ice jam clogging the St. Lawrence River near Waddington, New York.
February 24th, 1925 (February 24 1925)DeathHjalmar Branting, Prime Minister of Sweden, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (born in 1860)
February 24th, 1923 (February 24 1923)BirthDavid Soyer, American cellist
February 24th, 1922 (February 24 1922)BirthRichard Hamilton, English painter
February 24th, 1922 (February 24 1922)BirthSteven Hill, American actor
February 24th, 1921 (February 24 1921)BirthAbe Vigoda, American actor
February 24th, 1921 (February 24 1921)BirthDouglass Watson, American actor (died in 1989)
February 24th, 1920 (February 24 1920)EventThe Nazi Party is founded.
February 24th, 1919 (February 24 1919)BirthArpad Bogsch, Hungarian turned American international civil servant (died in 2004)
February 24th, 1919 (February 24 1919)BirthBetty Marsden, English comedy actress (died in 1998)
February 24th, 1918 (February 24 1918)EventEstonian Declaration of Independence.
February 24th, 1917 (February 24 1917)EventWorld War I: The U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom is given the Zimmermann Telegram, in which Germany pledges to ensure the return of New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona to Mexico if that country declares war on the United States.
February 24th, 1914 (February 24 1914)BirthZachary Scott, American actor (died in 1965)
February 24th, 1914 (February 24 1914)BirthRalph Erskine, British architect (Byker Wall) (died in 2005)
February 24th, 1914 (February 24 1914)DeathJoshua Chamberlain, Civil War hero for the Union on Little Round Top at the Battle of Gettysburg
February 24th, 1909 (February 24 1909)EventThe Hudson Motor Car Company is founded.
February 24th, 1909 (February 24 1909)BirthAugust Derleth, American writer (died in 1971)
February 24th, 1899 (February 24 1899)EventWestern Washington University is established.
February 24th, 1898 (February 24 1898)BirthKurt Tank, German aeronautical engineer and test pilot (died in 1983)
February 24th, 1895 (February 24 1895)EventRevolution breaks out in Baire, a town near Santiago de Cuba, beginning the second war for Cuban independence, which ended with the Spanish-American War in 1898.
February 24th, 1893 (February 24 1893)EventThe American University is chartered by an act of the Congress of the United States of America.
February 24th, 1890 (February 24 1890)BirthMarjorie Main, American actress (died in 1975)
February 24th, 1885 (February 24 1885)BirthChester Nimitz, U.S. admiral (died in 1966)
February 24th, 1885 (February 24 1885)BirthStanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz, Polish writer and painter (died in 1939)
February 24th, 1881 (February 24 1881)EventChina and Russia sign the Sino-Russian Ili Treaty.
February 24th, 1877 (February 24 1877)BirthEttie Rout, New Zealand activist (died in 1936)
February 24th, 1876 (February 24 1876)DeathJoseph Jenkins Roberts, first President of Liberia (born in 1809)
February 24th, 1875 (February 24 1875)EventThe SS Gothenburg hits the Great Barrier Reef and sinks off the Australian east coast with the loss of approximately 102 lives.
February 24th, 1874 (February 24 1874)BirthHonus Wagner, American baseball player (died in 1955)
February 24th, 1868 (February 24 1868)EventThe first parade to have floats is staged at Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana.
February 24th, 1868 (February 24 1868)EventAndrew Johnson becomes the first President of the United States to be impeached by the United States House of Representatives. He is later acquitted in the Senate.Andrew Johnson Quotes
February 24th, 1866 (February 24 1866)BirthPyotr Nikolaevich Lebedev, Russian physicist (died in 1912) Bede Quotes
February 24th, 1863 (February 24 1863)EventArizona is organized as a United States territory.
February 24th, 1856 (February 24 1856)DeathNikolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky, Russian mathematician (born in 1792)
February 24th, 1852 (February 24 1852)BirthGeorge Moore, Irish writer (died in 1933)
February 24th, 1848 (February 24 1848)EventKing Louis-Philippe of France abdicates the throne.
February 24th, 1848 (February 24 1848)BirthAndrew Inglis Clark, Tasmanian politician (died in 1907)
February 24th, 1846 (February 24 1846)BirthLuigi Denza, Italian composer (died in 1922)
February 24th, 1842 (February 24 1842)BirthArrigo Boito, Italian composer (died in 1918)
February 24th, 1839 (February 24 1839)EventWilliam Otis receives a patent for the steam shovel.
February 24th, 1836 (February 24 1836)BirthWinslow Homer, American artist (died in 1910)Winslow Homer Quotes
February 24th, 1831 (February 24 1831)EventThe Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, the first removal treaty in accordance with the Indian Removal Act, is proclaimedied in The Choctaws in Mississippi cede land east of the river in exchange for payment and land in the West.
February 24th, 1831 (February 24 1831)BirthLeo von Caprivi, Chancellor of Germany (died in 1899)
February 24th, 1826 (February 24 1826)EventThe signing of the Treaty of Yandaboo marks the end of the First Burmese War.
February 24th, 1825 (February 24 1825)DeathThomas Bowdler, English physician and editor (born in 1754)
February 24th, 1815 (February 24 1815)DeathRobert Fulton, American inventor (born in 1765)
February 24th, 1812 (February 24 1812)DeathEtienne-Louis Malus, French physicist and mathematician (born in 1775)
February 24th, 1810 (February 24 1810)DeathHenry Cavendish, English scientist (born in 1756)
February 24th, 1804 (February 24 1804)EventLondon s Drury Lane Theatre burns to the ground, leaving owner Richard Brinsley Sheridan destitute.Richard Brinsley Sheridan Quotes
February 24th, 1803 (February 24 1803)EventThe Supreme Court of the United States, in Marbury v. Madison, establishes the principle of judicial review.
February 24th, 1799 (February 24 1799)DeathGeorg Christoph Lichtenberg, German physicist (born in 1742)Georg Christoph Lichtenberg Quotes
February 24th, 1786 (February 24 1786)BirthMartin W. Bates. U.S. Senator from Delaware (died in 1869)
February 24th, 1786 (February 24 1786)BirthWilhelm Grimm, German philologist and folklorist (died in 1859) Philo Quotes
February 24th, 1781 (February 24 1781)DeathEdward Capell, English critic (born in 1713)
February 24th, 1779 (February 24 1779)DeathPaul Daniel Longolius, German encylopedist (born in 1704)
February 24th, 1777 (February 24 1777)DeathKing Joseph I of Portugal (born in 1714)
February 24th, 1774 (February 24 1774)BirthPrince Adolphus, 1st Duke of Cambridge (died in 1850)
February 24th, 1739 (February 24 1739)EventBattle of Karnal: The army of Iranian ruler Nadir Shah defeats the forces of the Mughal emperor of India, Muhammad Shah.
February 24th, 1732 (February 24 1732)DeathColonel Francis Charteris, known as "The Rape-Master General". (born in 1675)
February 24th, 1723 (February 24 1723)BirthJohn Burgoyne, British general (died in 1792)
February 24th, 1721 (February 24 1721)DeathJohn Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, English statesman and poet (born in 1648)
February 24th, 1714 (February 24 1714)DeathEdmund Andros, English governor in North America (born in 1637)
February 24th, 1711 (February 24 1711)EventThe London premiere of Rinaldo by George Frideric Handel, the first Italian opera written for the London stage.George Frideric Handel Quotes
February 24th, 1709 (February 24 1709)BirthJacques de Vaucanson, French inventor (died in 1782)
February 24th, 1704 (February 24 1704)DeathMarc-Antoine Charpentier, French composer (born in 1643)
February 24th, 1693 (February 24 1693)BirthJames Quin, English actor (died in 1766)
February 24th, 1685 (February 24 1685)DeathCharles Howard, 1st Earl of Carlisle, English politician and military leader (born in 1629)
February 24th, 1684 (February 24 1684)BirthMatthias Braun, Czech sculptor (died in 1738)
February 24th, 1674 (February 24 1674)DeathMatthias Weckmann, German composer (born in 1616)
February 24th, 1666 (February 24 1666)DeathNicholas Lanier, English composer (born in 1588)
February 24th, 1622 (February 24 1622)BirthJohannes Clauberg, German theologian and philosopher (died in 1665) Philo Quotes
February 24th, 1619 (February 24 1619)BirthCharles Le Brun, French artist (died in 1690)
February 24th, 1607 (February 24 1607)EventL Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi, one of the first works recognized as an opera, premieres.
February 24th, 1597 (February 24 1597)BirthVincent Voiture, French poet (died in 1648)
February 24th, 1588 (February 24 1588)DeathJohann Weyer, Dutch physician and occultist
February 24th, 1582 (February 24 1582)EventPope Gregory XIII announces the Gregorian calendar.
February 24th, 1563 (February 24 1563)DeathFrancis, Duke of Guise, French soldier and politician (born in 1519)
February 24th, 1557 (February 24 1557)BirthMatthias, Holy Roman Emperor (died in 1619)
February 24th, 1545 (February 24 1545)BirthDon John of Austria, Spanish military leader (died in 1578)
February 24th, 1538 (February 24 1538)EventTreaty of Nagyvarad between Ferdinand I and John Zapolya.
February 24th, 1525 (February 24 1525)DeathGuillaume Gouffier, seigneur de Bonnivet, French soldier
February 24th, 1500 (February 24 1500)BirthCharles V, Holy Roman Emperor (died in 1558)Holy Roman Emperor Charles V Quotes
February 24th, 1463 (February 24 1463)BirthGiovanni Pico della Mirandola, Italian humanist (died in 1494)
February 24th, 1387 (February 24 1387)EventKing Charles III of Naples and Hungary is assassinated at Buda.
February 24th, 1304 (February 24 1304)BirthIbn Battuta, Arabian explorer (died in 1368) ?
February 24th, 1103 (February 24 1103)BirthEmperor Toba of Japan (died in 1156)
February 24th, 0616 (February 24 0616)DeathKing Ethelbert of Kent
February 24th, 0303 (February 24 0303)EventGalerius, Roman Emperor, publishes his edict that begins the persecution of Christians in his portion of the Empire.

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