February 24 Events

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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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 1976 (February 24 1976)EventCuba : national Constitution proclaimed.
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, 1970 (February 24 1970)EventNational Public Radio is founded in the United States.
February 24th, 1968 (February 24 1968)EventVietnam War: The Tet Offensive is halted; South Vietnam recaptures Hue.
February 24th, 1945 (February 24 1945)EventEgyptian Premier Ahmed Maher Pasha is killed in Parliament after reading a decree.
February 24th, 1942 (February 24 1942)EventThe "Battle of Los Angeles" takes place, lasting until the next day.
February 24th, 1938 (February 24 1938)EventA nylon-bristle toothbrush becomes the first commercial product (DuPont) to
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, 1920 (February 24 1920)EventThe Nazi Party is founded.
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, 1909 (February 24 1909)EventThe Hudson Motor Car Company is founded.
February 24th, 1899 (February 24 1899)EventWestern Washington University is established.
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, 1881 (February 24 1881)EventChina and Russia sign the Sino-Russian Ili Treaty.
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, 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, 1863 (February 24 1863)EventArizona is organized as a United States territory.
February 24th, 1848 (February 24 1848)EventKing Louis-Philippe of France abdicates the throne.
February 24th, 1839 (February 24 1839)EventWilliam Otis receives a patent for the steam shovel.
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, 1826 (February 24 1826)EventThe signing of the Treaty of Yandaboo marks the end of the First Burmese War.
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, 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, 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, 1607 (February 24 1607)EventL Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi, one of the first works recognized as an opera, premieres.
February 24th, 1582 (February 24 1582)EventPope Gregory XIII announces the Gregorian calendar.
February 24th, 1538 (February 24 1538)EventTreaty of Nagyvarad between Ferdinand I and John Zapolya.
February 24th, 1387 (February 24 1387)EventKing Charles III of Naples and Hungary is assassinated at Buda.
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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