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What Happened on February 24th This Day in History

Year Name
2016 Tara Air Flight 193, a de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft, crashed, with 23 fatalities, in Solighopte, Myagdi District, Dhaulagiri Zone, while en route from Pokhara Airport to Jomsom Airport.
2015 A Metrolink train derails in Oxnard, California following a collision with a truck, leaving more than 30 injured.
2008 Fidel Castro retires as the President of Cuba and the Council of Ministers after 32 years. He remains as head of the Communist Party for another three years.
2007 Japan launches its fourth spy satellite, stepping up its ability to monitor potential threats such as North Korea.
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.
2004 The 6.3 Mw Al Hoceima earthquake strikes northern Morocco with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). At least 628 people are killed, 926 are injured, and up to 15,000 are displaced.
1996 Two civilian airplanes operated by the Miami-based group Brothers to the Rescue are shot down in international waters by the Cuban Air Force.
1991 Gulf War: Ground troops cross the Saudi Arabian border and enter Iraq, thus beginning the ground phase of the war.
1989 Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issues a fatwa and offers a USD $3 million bounty for the death of Salman Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses.
1989 United Airlines Flight 811, bound for New Zealand from Honolulu, rips open during flight, blowing nine passengers out of the business-class section.
1984 Tyrone Mitchell perpetrates the 49th Street Elementary School shooting in Los Angeles, killing two children and injuring 12 more.
1983 A special commission of the United States Congress condemns the Japanese American internment during World War II.
1981 The 6.7 Ms Gulf of Corinth earthquake affected Central Greece with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). Twenty-two people were killed, 400 were injured, and damage totaled $812 million.
1980 The United States Olympic hockey team completes its Miracle on Ice by defeating Finland 4-2 to win the gold medal.
1976 The current constitution of Cuba is formally proclaimed.
1971 The All India Forward Bloc holds an emergency central committee meeting after its chairman, Hemantha Kumar Bose, is killed three days earlier. P.K. Mookiah Thevar is appointed as the new chairman.
1968 Vietnam War: The Tet Offensive is halted; South Vietnam recaptures Hué.
1949 The Armistice Agreements are signed, to formally end the hostilities of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.
1946 Colonel Juan Perón, founder of the political movement that became known as Peronism, is elected to his first term as President of Argentina.
1945 Egyptian Premier Ahmad Mahir Pasha is killed in Parliament after reading a decree.
1944 Merrill's Marauders: The Marauders begin their 1,000-mile journey through Japanese occupied Burma.
1942 The Battle of Los Angeles: A false alarm led to an anti-aircraft barrage that lasted into the early hours of February 25.
1942 An order-in-council passed under the Defence of Canada Regulations of the War Measures Act gives the Canadian federal government the power to intern all "persons of Japanese racial origin".
1920 Nancy Astor became the first woman to speak in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom following her election as a Member of Parliament (MP) three months earlier.
1918 Estonian Declaration of Independence.
1917 World War I: The U.S. ambassador Walter Hines Page 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 Mexico declares war on the United States.
1916 The Governor-General of Korea establishes a clinic called Jahyewon in Sorokdo to segregate Hansen's disease patients.
1895 Revolution breaks out in Baire, a town near Santiago de Cuba, beginning the Cuban War of Independence, that ends with the Spanish-American War in 1898.
1881 China and Russia sign the Sino-Russian Ili Treaty.
1875 The SS Gothenburg hits the Great Barrier Reef and sinks off the Australian east coast, killing approximately 100, including a number of high-profile civil servants and dignitaries.
1868 Andrew 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.
1863 Arizona is organized as a United States territory.
1854 A Penny Red with perforations was the first perforated postage stamp to be officially issued for distribution.
1848 King Louis-Philippe of France abdicates the throne.
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.
1826 The signing of the Treaty of Yandabo marks the end of the First Anglo-Burmese War.
1822 The first Swaminarayan temple in the world, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Ahmedabad, is inaugurated.
1821 Final stage of the Mexican War of Independence from Spain with Plan of Iguala.
1809 London's Drury Lane Theatre burns to the ground, leaving owner Richard Brinsley Sheridan destitute.
1803 In Marbury v. Madison, the Supreme Court of the United States establishes the principle of judicial review.
1739 Battle of Karnal: The army of Iranian ruler Nader Shah defeats the forces of the Mughal emperor of India, Muhammad Shah.
1711 The London première of Rinaldo by George Frideric Handel, the first Italian opera written for the London stage.
1607 L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi, one of the first works recognized as an opera, receives its première performance.
1582 With the papal bull Inter gravissimas, Pope Gregory XIII announces the Gregorian calendar.
1538 Treaty of Nagyvárad between Ferdinand I and John Zápolya.
1525 A Spanish-Austrian army defeats a French army at the Battle of Pavia.
1386 King Charles III of Naples and Hungary is assassinated at Buda.
1303 Battle of Roslin, of the First War of Scottish Independence.
484 King Huneric removes the Christian bishops from their offices and banished some to Corsica. A few are martyred, including former proconsul Victorian along with Frumentius and other merchants. They are killed at Hadrumetum after refusing to become Arians.
Famous People Born on February 24

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Year Name
1951 Helen Shaver, Canadian actress and director
1942 Colin Bond, Australian race car driver
1984 Corey Graves, American wrestler and sportscaster
1762 Charles Frederick Horn, German-English composer and educator (d. 1830)
1908 Telford Taylor, American general, lawyer, and historian (d. 1998)
1965 Paul Gruber, American football player
1991 Madison Hubbell, American ice dancer
1978 John Nolan, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1743 Joseph Banks, English botanist and explorer (d. 1820)
1670 Rajaram Raj Bhonsle, third Chhatrapati of the Maratha Empire (d. 1700)
Famous People Deaths On February 24

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Date Name
2007 Damien Nash, American football player (b. 1982)
1580 Henry FitzAlan, 19th Earl of Arundel, English nobleman (b. 1511)
1799 Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, German physicist and academic (b. 1742)
1998 Antonio Prohías, Cuban-American cartoonist (b. 1921)
1991 John Daly, American journalist and game show host (b. 1914)
1732 Francis Charteris, Scottish soldier (b. 1675)
1856 Nikolai Lobachevsky, Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1792)
1990 Johnnie Ray, American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1927)
2010 Dawn Brancheau, senior animal trainer at SeaWorld (b. 1969)
1991 George Gobel, American actor (b. 1919)