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Events of February 24th:

February 24th is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 310 days remaining until the end of the year (311 days in leap years).

On this page, we have placed information about February 24th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on February 24th:

1664 Thomas Newcomen (inventor - steam engine pioneer)

1786 Wilhelm Grimm (philosopher, folklorist - younger of Brothers Grimm)

1824 Charles Blondin (acrobat, tightrope walker)

1885 Chester Nimitz (US admiral)

1896 Caesar Cardini (chef, restaurateur - inventor of the Caesar Salad)

1934 Bettino Craxi (Prime Minister of Italy 1983-1987)

1942 Joseph Lieberman (US senator)

1948 Dennis Waterman (actor)

1955 Steve Jobs (co-founder of Apple)

1955 Alain Prost (racing driver)

Alain Prost

1962 Michelle Shocked (singer)

1966 Billy Zane (actor)

February 24th in History:

1582 Pope Gregory XIII announces Gregorian Calender.

1920 Adolf Hitler presents his National Socialist political program in Munich.

Adolf Hitler

1946 Juan Peron elected president of Argentina.

1981 Britain's Prince Charles becomes engaged to Lady Diana Spencer.

Lady Diana

1992 Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain marries Courtney Love.

2008 After nearly 50 years, Fidel Castro retires as President of Cuba.

Fidel Castro

February 24th is also:

Independence Day 1918 (Estonia)

Flag Day (Mexico)


People born on February 24th are Pisces


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