24 February

24 February

February 24 is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 310 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about February 24th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about February 24th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • National Tortilla Chip Day
  • World Bartender Day
  • National Chili Day
  • Digital Learning Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – February 24

2010: Sachin Tendulkar becomes the first cricket player to score a double-century in the One Day International format

The Indian sportsman is widely recognized as one of the greatest batsmen in cricket.

1989: A Boeing 747 jumbo jet rips open over the Pacific Ocean

United Airlines Flight 811 experienced an explosive decompression, resulting in the death of 9 passengers.

1920: The German nazi party is founded

Adolf Hitler became the party’s leader in 1921.

1607: The world’s first opera is premiered

Claudio Monteverdi’s “L’Orfeo” is still performed regularly today.

1582: Pope Gregory XIII orders the introduction of the Gregorian calendar

Luigi Lilio’s reform of the Julian calendar was first introduced in some European countries and is now the world’s most widely used calendar.

1986: Navy photographers and cameramen film the Iowa (BB-61) from Contractor’s Ridge as the ship passes through the Gaillard Cut during a 12-hour transit of the canal, 24 February 1986.

Navy photographers and cameramen film the Iowa (BB-61) from Contractor’s Ridge as the ship passes through the Gaillard Cut during a 12-hour transit of the canal, 24 February 1986.

1952: 86th Engineer Searchlight Company cut the darkness as they probe for signs of Communist forces in Korea, Feb. 24, 1952

86th Engineer Searchlight Company cut the darkness as they probe for signs of Communist forces in Korea, Feb. 24, 1952

1914: French soldiers on horseback in street, with an airship “Dupuy de Lome” flying in air behind them, 1914

French soldiers on horseback in street, with an airship “Dupuy de Lome” flying in air behind them, 1914

1869: Ruine of a Temple in India which was destroyed by Muslim emperor (Photo taken 1869).

Ruine of a Temple in India which was destroyed by Muslim emperor (Photo taken 1869).

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, February 24

1981: Lleyton Hewitt, Australian tennis player

1956: Judith Butler, American philosopher

1955: Steve Jobs, American businessman, co-founded Apple Inc., Pixar

1955: Alain Prost, French race car driver

1304: Ibn Battuta, Moroccan explorer

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, February 24

1993: Bobby Moore, English footballer, manager

1990: Malcolm Forbes, American publisher

1986: Tommy Douglas, Scottish/Canadian minister, politician, 7th Premier of Saskatchewan

1929: André Messager, French composer

1799: Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, German physicist


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