Historical Events In February - 24
Tuesday, 02 March 2021
1995 Richard Nicholson, musician, dies at 89 on this day in history.
1996 On this day in history cuba downs 2 US planes
1996 Anna Larina, revolutionary, dies at 82 on this day in history.
1997 On February - 24 deng Xiaoping, leader of China, cremated (died Feb 19th)
1997 South Africa announces it is constructing largest modern day blimp on February - 24.
1997 On this day in history isabelle Harriet Lucas, actress/singer (Outland, Comics), dies at 69
1998 On February - 24 elton John knighted
1998 On this day in history henny Youngman, comedian (Take my wife please), dies at 92
1999 On February - 24 r&B artist Lauryn Hill picks up a record five Grammys, including Album of the Year and Best New Artist.
2006 On February - 24 a state of emergency is declared in the Philippines, after an alleged coup d'état against President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is foiled.
2011 Final Launch of Space Shuttle Discovery (OV-103) on this day in history.
2013 10 Chadian soldiers and 28 Muslim insurgents are killed in conflict in Adrar des Ifoghas, Mali on February - 24.
2014 Pope Francis creates a second Secretariat with the power to audit any Vatican agency at any time on this day in history.
2018 On February - 24 uN Security Council passes resolution for 30 day ceasefire in Syria
2018 Winter Olympics: Ester Ledecka (Czech Rep) wins unprecedented gold medals in different sports (snowboard parallel giant slalom and earlier skiing's Super-G) on this day in history.
2019 91st Academy Awards: Best Picture "Green Book", Best Director Alfonso Cuarón, Best Actor Rami Malek , Best Actress Olivia Colman on February - 24.
2020 Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein found guilty of rape and a criminal sexual act in landmark case that ignited #MeToo movement on February - 24.
2020 On February - 24 malaysia's 94-year old Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad resigns only to be reinstated later in the day as interim Prime Minister
2020 US President Donald Trump begins a 2 day trip to India meeting Indian PM Narendra Modi on this day in history.
2020 On February - 24 the Pakatan Harapan coalition government of Malaysia collapses and is replaced by the Perikatan Nasional coalition. On 1 March 2020, Muhyiddin Yassin is sworn as 8th Prime Minister of Malaysia.