Historical Events In February - 24
Wednesday, 29 March 2023
1995 On February - 24 richard Nicholson, musician, dies at 89
1996 On this day in history cuba downs 2 US planes
1996 On February - 24 anna Larina, revolutionary, dies at 82
1997 Deng Xiaoping, leader of China, cremated (died Feb 19th) on this day in history.
1997 On this day in history south Africa announces it is constructing largest modern day blimp
1997 On this day in history isabelle Harriet Lucas, actress/singer (Outland, Comics), dies at 69
1998 Elton John knighted on this day in history.
1998 On this day in history henny Youngman, comedian (Take my wife please), dies at 92
1999 On this day in history r&B artist Lauryn Hill picks up a record five Grammys, including Album of the Year and Best New Artist.
2006 On this day in history a state of emergency is declared in the Philippines, after an alleged coup d'état against President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is foiled.
2011 On February - 24 final Launch of Space Shuttle Discovery (OV-103).
2013 10 Chadian soldiers and 28 Muslim insurgents are killed in conflict in Adrar des Ifoghas, Mali on this day in history.
2014 On February - 24 pope Francis creates a second Secretariat with the power to audit any Vatican agency at any time
2018 UN Security Council passes resolution for 30 day ceasefire in Syria on February - 24.
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 On this day in history 91st Academy Awards: Best Picture "Green Book", Best Director Alfonso Cuarón, Best Actor Rami Malek , Best Actress Olivia Colman
2020 Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein found guilty of rape and a criminal sexual act in landmark case that ignited #MeToo movement on this day in history.
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 On February - 24 uS President Donald Trump begins a 2 day trip to India meeting Indian PM Narendra Modi
2020 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 on this day in history.
2021 On this day in history cOVID-19 pandemic: the COVAX vaccine-sharing initiative delivers its first vaccines, delivering 600,000 doses for health-care workers in Ghana.
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