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    What happened on February 24

    • February 24, 0303 "Galerius, Roman Emperor, publishes his edict that begins the persecution of Christians in his portion of the Empire."

    • February 24, 0616 "UK hist Death of Ethelbert of Kent ? suceeded by his son Eadbald, who was not a Christian"

    • February 24, 1208 "St Francis of Assisi, 26, received his vocation in Portiuncula Italy"

    • February 24, 1296 Pope Boniface VIII degree Clericis Iaicos

    • February 24, 1387 King Charles III of Naples and Hungary is assassinated at Buda.

    • February 24, 1389 Battle at Falk”ping Danes defeat King Albert of Sweden

    • February 24, 1496 England's Henry VII ends commercial dispute with Flanders

    • February 24, 1510 Pope Julius II excommunicates the republic of Venice

    • February 24, 1525 "Battle at Pavia Emperor Karel V's troops beat French king, Fran‡ois I caught taken/8700 killed"

    • February 24, 1527 Ferdinand of Austria crowned as king of Bohemia

    • February 24, 1528 "J nos Z polyai, Hungarian king, recognizes Sultan Suleiman's suzerainty"

    • February 24, 1530 "First imperial coronation by a Pope, Charles V crowned by Clement V"

    • February 24, 1538 King Ferdinand of Austria & King J nos Z polyai of Hungary sign Peace of Grosswardein

    • February 24, 1538 Treaty of Nagyvarad between Ferdinand I and John Zpolya.

    • February 24, 1541 "Santiago, Chile founded by Pedro de Valvidia"

    • February 24, 1552 Privileges of the Hanseatic League in England are abrogated

    • February 24, 1581 Pope Gregory approves the results of his calendar reform commission

    • February 24, 1582 Pope Gregory XIII announces New Style (Gregorian) calendar

    • February 24, 1597 Flemish painter Frederick of Valckenborch becomes porter of Frankfurt-on-Main

    • February 24, 1607 "Claudio Monteverdi's opera ""Orfeo,"" premieres in Mantua"

    • February 24, 1607 "L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi, one of the first works recognized as an opera, premieres."

    • February 24, 1613 English princess Elizabeth marries earl Frederik of Palts

    • February 24, 1708 Prince Johan Willem Friso sworn in as viceroy of Groningen

    • February 24, 1711 "Handel's opera ""Rinaldo"" premieres, London"

    • February 24, 1711 "The London premiere of Rinaldo by George Friderich Handel, the first Italian opera written for the London stage."

    • February 24, 1739 "Battle of Karnal: The army of Iranian ruler Nadir Shah defeats the forces of the Mughal emperor of India, Muhammad Shah."

    • February 24, 1779 George Rogers Clark captures Vincennes IN from British

    • February 24, 1786 Charles Cornwallis appointed Governor-General of India

    • February 24, 1803 Supreme Court first rules a law unconstitutional (Marbury vs Madison)

    • February 24, 1803 "The Supreme Court of the United States, in Marbury v. Madison, establishes the principle of judicial review."

    • February 24, 1804 "London's Drury Lane Theatre burns to the ground, leaving owner Richard Brinsley Sheridan destitute."

    • February 24, 1807 "17 die & 15 wounded in a crush to witness execution of Holloway, Heggerty & Elizabeth Godfrey in England"

    • February 24, 1821 Mexico declares its independence from Spain.

    • February 24, 1826 The signing of the Treaty of Yandaboo marks the end of the First Burmese War.

    • February 24, 1831 "The Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, the first removal treaty in accordance with the Indian Removal Act, is proclaimed. The Choctaws in Mississippi cede land east of the river in exchange for payment and land in the West."

    • February 24, 1835 Siwinowe Kesibwi (Shawnee Sun) is first Indian language monthly magazine

    • February 24, 1836 "3,000 Mexicans attack 182 Texans at the Alamo, lasts 13 days"

    • February 24, 1839 "Steam shovel patented by William Otis, Philadelphia"

    • February 24, 1839 William Otis receives a patent for the steam shovel.

    • February 24, 1848 King Louis-Philippe of France abdicates the throne.

    • February 24, 1855 US Court of Claims established for cases against the government

    • February 24, 1857 First perforated US postage stamps delivered to the government

    • February 24, 1857 Los Angeles Vineyard Society organized

    • February 24, 1863 Arizona is organized as a U.S. territory.

    • February 24, 1863 Forrest's raid on Brentwood TN

    • February 24, 1864 Battle of Tunnel Hill GA (Buzzard's Roost)

    • February 24, 1868 First US parade with floats (Mardi Gras-Mobile AL)

    • February 24, 1868 "The first parade to have floats is staged at Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana."

    • February 24, 1868 "The House of Representatives impeaches (but the Senate later acquits) U.S. President Andrew Johnson, following his attempt to dismiss War Secretary Edwin Stanton."

    • February 24, 1876 "Henrik Ibsen's ""Peer Gynt,"" premieres in Oslo"

    • February 24, 1881 China and Russia sign the Sino-Russian Ili Treaty.

    • February 24, 1881 De Lesseps' Company begins work on Panama Canal

    • February 24, 1888 Louisville KY becomes first government in US to adopt Australian ballot

    • February 24, 1888 The 494 mile long Northern and Northwestern Railway is acquired by the GTR.

    • February 24, 1891 French troops under Captain Archinard occupy Di‚na West Sudan

    • February 24, 1894 "Nicaragua captures Tegucigalpa, Honduras (National Day, sort of)"

    • February 24, 1895 Cuban war of independence begins

    • February 24, 1895 "Revolution 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 24, 1896 "Victoria all out for 43 vs South Australia, Jones 6-15 Jarvis 4-27"

    • February 24, 1899 Western Washington University is established.

    • February 24, 1902 Battle at Yzer Spruit Boer General De la Rey beats British

    • February 24, 1903 Cuba agrees to allow the U.S. to operate a naval base at Guantanamo Bay.

    • February 24, 1905 Simplon tunnel in Switzerland completed

    • February 24, 1909 The Hudson Motor Car Company is founded.

    • February 24, 1914 "Frank Craven's ""Too Many Cooks,"" premieres in New York NY"

    • February 24, 1917 German plan to get Mexican help in WWI exposed (Zimmerman telegram)

    • February 24, 1917 Russian revolution breaks out

    • February 24, 1917 "World 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 24, 1918 Estonia declares independence from Russia

    • February 24, 1918 Estonian Declaration of Independence.

    • February 24, 1920 NSDAP begins at Hofbr„uhaus Mnich

    • February 24, 1920 Peace treaty gives Estonia independence

    • February 24, 1920 The Nazi Party is founded.

    • February 24, 1923 Flying Scotsman goes into rail service betweem London and Scotland

    • February 24, 1923 Mass arrests in US of Mafia

    • February 24, 1924 Greek parliament proclaims republic

    • February 24, 1924 "Johnny Weissmuller, swims 100 meter record (57:2/5 seconds)"

    • February 24, 1924 Mahatma Gandhi released from jail

    • February 24, 1925 "A 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 24, 1925 "Thermit explosive first used to break up ice jam, Waddington NY"

    • February 24, 1933 Final demonstration of German communist party in Berlin

    • February 24, 1933 League of Nations tells Japanese to pull out of Manchuria

    • February 24, 1937 "First US group hospital-medical cooperative authorized, Washington DC"

    • February 24, 1938 A nylon-bristle toothbrush becomes the first commercial product (DuPont) to be made with nylon yarn.

    • February 24, 1938 Du Pont begins commercial production of nylon toothbrush bristles

    • February 24, 1940 "Frances Langford records ""When You Wish Upon a Star"""

    • February 24, 1941 43 Geuzen resistance fighter trial opens in the Hague

    • February 24, 1941 Anti Nazi meeting at Noordermarkt Amsterdam

    • February 24, 1942 "The Struma, a small cattle boat with 769 refugees heading illegally towards Palestine, is torpedoed, leaving one survivor."

    • February 24, 1942 Voice of America begins broadcasting (in German)

    • February 24, 1943 Texas League announces it will quit for the duration of WWII

    • February 24, 1944 Argentina coup by Juan Peron minister of war

    • February 24, 1944 "The first detection of a submerged enemy submarine by the use of MAD gear was made by Catalinas of VP-63, on a MAD barrier patrol of the approaches to the Strait of Gibraltar. They attacked the U-761"

    • February 24, 1945 Egypt & Syria declares war on Nazi-Germany

    • February 24, 1945 Egyptian Premier Ahmed Maher Pasha is killed in Parliament after reading a decree.

    • February 24, 1945 U.S. troops liberate Manila from the Japanese during WWII.

    • February 24, 1946 Juan Peron elected President of Argentina

    • February 24, 1948 Communist Party seizes complete control of Czechoslovakia

    • February 24, 1949 Israel & Egypt sign an armistice agreement

    • February 24, 1949 "V-2/WAC-Corporal first rocket to outer space, White Sands NM, 400 km"

    • February 24, 1950 Labour wins British parliamentary election

    • February 24, 1955 """Silk Stockings"" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 461 performances"

    • February 24, 1955 Pact of Baghdad between Iraq & Turkey signed

    • February 24, 1960 "US beats Germany in Olympics hockey finals round, 9-1"

    • February 24, 1961 Explorer (10) fails to reach Earth orbit

    • February 24, 1962 General mobilization in Indonesia over New-Guinea

    • February 24, 1964 Cassius Clay beats Sonny Liston for heavyweight boxing championship

    • February 24, 1965 "Beatles begin filming ""Help"" in the Bahamas"

    • February 24, 1965 East German President Ulbricht visits Egypt

    • February 24, 1966 Coup ousts President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana

    • February 24, 1968 A pulsar discovered (CP 1919 by Jocelyn Burnell at Cambridge)

    • February 24, 1968 Gary Unger begins NHL consecutive game record of 914 games

    • February 24, 1968 US troops reconquer Hue Vietnam

    • February 24, 1968 Vietnam War: The Tet Offensive is halted; South Vietnam recaptures Hu.

    • February 24, 1969 Mariner 6 launched for Mars fly-by

    • February 24, 1970 "29 Swiss Army officers die in avalanche (Reckingen, Switzerland)"

    • February 24, 1970 National Public Radio is founded in the United States.

    • February 24, 1971 Algeria nationalizes French oil companies

    • February 24, 1971 "Captain JJ Smith, Australian Army Training Team Vietnam, wins a Bar to his Military Cross The AATTV was the most decorated unit in Australian military history"

    • February 24, 1971 "The 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 24, 1974 Pakistan officially recognizes Bangladesh

    • February 24, 1976 Cuba - national Constitution proclaimed.

    • February 24, 1976 "Jules Feiffer's ""Knock Knock,"" premieres in New York NY"

    • February 24, 1976 Leonid Brezhnev opens 25th congress of CPSU

    • February 24, 1977 President Carter announces US foreign aid will consider human rights

    • February 24, 1979 "Highest price ever paid for a pig, $42,500, Stamford TX"

    • February 24, 1979 War between North & South Yemen begins

    • February 24, 1980 "The U.S. hockey team beats Finland 4-2, to win the gold medal at the Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, NY."

    • February 24, 1981 "An earthquake registering 6.7 on the Richter scale hits Athens, killing 16 people and destroying buildings in several towns west of the city."

    • February 24, 1981 Buckingham Palace announces the engagement of Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer.

    • February 24, 1981 Jean Harris is convicted of murdering Scarsdale diet doctor Tarnower

    • February 24, 1982 "24th Grammy Awards Betty Davis Eyes, Double Fantasy win"

    • February 24, 1983 A special commission of the U.S. Congress releases a report that condemns the practice of Japanese internment during World War II.

    • February 24, 1983 A U.S. congressional report condemns the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII.

    • February 24, 1983 Dow Jones closes above 1100 mark for first time

    • February 24, 1984 Iraq resumes air attack on Iran

    • February 24, 1985 "Birendra, Bir Bikram Shah Dev crowned King of Nepal"

    • February 24, 1985 "Yul Brynner reprised his role in ""The King & I"""

    • February 24, 1986 Texas Air buys Eastern Airlines for $676 million

    • February 24, 1986 "Voyager 2, first Uranus fly-by"

    • February 24, 1987 "29th Grammy Awards Higher Love, Graceland, Bruce Hornsby win"

    • February 24, 1987 Radio personality Larry King suffers a heart attack

    • February 24, 1988 Matti Nykanen becomes winter Olympics first triple gold medalist

    • February 24, 1988 South African apartheid regime bans the UDF

    • February 24, 1988 Supreme Court votes 8-0 Jerry Falwell cannot collect for Hustler parody

    • February 24, 1989 150-million-year-old fossil egg (oldest dinosaur embryo) found

    • February 24, 1989 "Margaret Ray found in David Letterman's home, claims to be his wife"

    • February 24, 1989 "US Boeing 747 loses parts of roof over Pacific, 9 die"

    • February 24, 1990 "Publisher Malcolm Forbes dies in Far Hills, NJ, at age 70."

    • February 24, 1991 """Those Were The Days"" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 126 performances"

    • February 24, 1991 US & allies begin a ground war assault on Iraqi troops

    • February 24, 1993 35th Grammy Awards Tears in Heaven-Eric Clapton wins

    • February 24, 1995 Dow-Jones hits record 4011.74

    • February 24, 1995 "The Corona reconnaissance satellite program, in existence from 1959 to 1972, is declassified."

    • February 24, 1996 Cuba downs 2 US planes

    • February 24, 1996 The last occurrence of February 24 as a leap day in the European Union and for the Roman Catholic Church.

    • February 24, 1997 "Deng Xiaoping, leader of China, cremated (died Feb 19th)"

    • February 24, 1997 South Africa announces it is constructing largest modern day blimp

    • February 24, 1998 Elton John knighted

    • February 24, 1999 "A China Southern Airlines Tupolev TU-154 airliner crashes on approach to Wenzhou airport in eastern the People's Republic of China, killing 61."

    • February 24, 1999 "R& B artist Lauryn Hill picks up a record five Grammys, including Album of the Year and Best New Artist."

    • February 24, 1999 "The 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 24, 2006 Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declares Proclamation 1017 placing the country in a state of emergency in attempt to subdue a possible military coup.







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