THIS DAY IN HISTORY 24/02


This day in #history 24/02

FEBRUARY 24TH

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1582 – Pope Gregory XIII announces New Style
(Gregorian) calendar

1821 – Mexico gains independence from Spain

1895 – Cuban war for independence begins

1918 – Estonia declares independence from
Russia

1918 – Estonian Declaration of Independence.

1924 – Greek parliament proclaims republic

1924 – Mahatma Gandhi released from jail

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1945 – Egypt & Syria declares war on nazi-
Germany
1945 – Manila freed from Japanese

1945 – Egyptian Premier Ahmed Maher Pasha is
killed in Parliament after reading a decree .

1948 – Communist Party seizes complete control
of Czechoslovakia

1949 – Israel & Egypt sign an armistice agreement

1966 – Coup ousts Pres Kwame Nkrumah of
Ghana

1971 – Algeria nationalizes French oil companies

1974 – Pakistan officially recognizes Bangladesh

1976 – Cuba adopts its constitution

1981 – Britain’s Prince Charles announces engagement to Lady Diana Spencer

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

1997 – Deng Xiaoping, leader of China , cremated (died Feb 19th)

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1997 – South Africa announces it is constructing largest modern day blimp

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.

2008 – Fidel Castro retires as the President of
Cuba after nearly fifty years.

2011 – Final Launch of Space Shuttle Discovery
(OV -103 ) .

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1304 – Muhammad ibn Battutah, Arab travel writer
(Travels in Asia & Africa)

1934 – Bingu wa Mutharika, Thyolo , Nyasaland
(Malawi ), Malawi President ( 2004- 2012) , ( d. 2012 )

1955 – Steve Jobs, San Francisco, California ,
American computer entrepreneur and co- founder
of Apple ( d. 2011)

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FAMOUS DEATHS

1945 – Ahmed Maher Pasha, Egypt ‘s PM ,
assassinated in parliament

1990 – Malcolm Forbes, CEO (Forbes Publishing), dies of a heart attack at 70

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2011 – Anant Pai, Indian educationalist and
creator of comics ( b. 1929 )

FAMOUS WEDDING

1662 – English Poet and author of ” Paradise Lost” John Milton marries 3 rd wife Elizabeth Mynshull , 31 years his junior .

1886 – Inventor Thomas Edison ( 38) marries 2 nd
wife Mina Miller ( 20) in Akron Ohio .

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One comment on “THIS DAY IN HISTORY 24/02

  1. Reblogged this on Adejokeiyabadan's Blog and commented:

    FAMOUS EVENTS;

    1821 – Mexico gains independence from Spain

    1895 – Cuban war for independence begins

    1918 – Estonia declares independence from
    Russia

    1918 – Estonian Declaration of Independence.

    1924 – Greek parliament proclaims republic

    1924 – Mahatma Gandhi released from jail

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