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24 February: On This Day In History | What Special Day Is Today?

“24 February: What Happened On This Day in History?”


24 February: Did you know that 24th February is a really eventful day in history?

Are you interested in knowing what special day is today and whose birth and death anniversaries fall on this day? If yes, then read on to find out!

24 February: On This Day In History | What Special Day Is Today?

What Happened Today? On This Day in History: 24 February

    • In 1863, the territory of Arizona was created on this day.
    • In 1895, the Cuban War of Independence started.
    • In 1923, mass arrests of the mafia took place in the US on this day.
    • In 1924, Mahatma Gandhi was released from jail on this day.
    • In 1981, Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer announced their engagement on this day.
    • In 2010, Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar became the first player in men’s ODI cricket to score a double-century.

Birth Anniversaries (24 February)

    • In 1597, French poet Vincent Voiture was born on this day.
    • In 1693, British actor James Quin was born in London.
    • In 1848, Tasmanian politician Andrew Inglis Clark was born.
    • In 1877, New Zealand activist Ettie Rout was born.
    • In 1948, Indian politician and actress Jayaram Jayalalithaa was born on this day.
    • In 1955, the co-founder of Apple Computer Steve Jobs was born on this day.

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Death Anniversaries (24 February)

    • In 1777, King of Portugal Joseph I died on this day.
    • In 1815, American engineer and inventor Robert Fulton, who designed the world’s first commercially successful steamboat died of tuberculosis at the age of 49.
    • In 1945, the Prime Minister of Egypt Ahmad Maher Pasha was assassinated in parliament.
    • In 2018, famous Indian actress and film producer Sridevi died at the age of 54.

What Special Day is Today: 24 February

    • Central Excise Day is celebrated every year in India.
    • Flag Day in Mexico is celebrated every year on this day to honor the Mexican Flag.
    • National Toast Day is celebrated in the United Kingdom.
    • National Tortilla Chip Day is celebrated in the United States of America.


And there you go! These are some of the most important events that took place on this day in history on 24th February.

Do you have any more tidbits on what special day is today? Well, then do share with us in the comments section below! We will be delighted to hear from you.



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