On This Day: February 24th

This is 55th day of the year and 311 days remain in the year.

in history
Pope Gregory XIII issued a papal bull introducing the Gregorian calendar reform.
The Supreme Court ruled in Marbury v. Madison that any act of Congress which conflicts with the Constitution is null and void.
Mexico declared its independence from Spain.
Andrew Johnson, 17th president of the United States, became the first president to have impeachment proceedings brought against him by the House of Representatives.
The lease for Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was signed.
Adolf Hitler outlined the basic points of the Nazi party at the Hofbrauhaus in Munich.
The discovery of a pulsar was announced.
The U.S. hockey team defeated Finland to win the gold medal at the Lake Placid Olympics.
February 24 Birthdays
Winslow Homer1836–1910, American Painter.
Chester William Nimitzadmiral
Billy Zaneactor
Paula ZahnTV news reporter, anchor
Joseph Liebermanpolitician
Steve Jobsentrepreneur
Honus Wagnerbaseball player

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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.