Historical Events In February - 24
Tuesday, 02 March 2021
1938 On February - 24 nylon's first commercial use, in toothbrush bristles
1939 Roy Harris' 3rd Symphony, premieres in Boston on February - 24.
1940 On this day in history frances Langford records "When You Wish Upon a Star"
1941 43 Geuzen resistance fighter trial opens in the Hague on this day in history.
1941 On February - 24 anti Nazi meeting at Noordermarkt Amsterdam
1941 On February - 24 oskar Loerke, German director (Longest Day-1926), dies at 56
1942 On this day in history the Struma, a small cattle boat with 769 refugees heading illegally towards Palestine, is torpedoed, leaving one survivor.
1942 Voice of America begins broadcasting (in German) on February - 24.
1943 On this day in history general-Major Bradley flies to Algiers
1943 Texas League announces it will quit for the duration of WWII on February - 24.
1943 Gen-major Bradley flies to Algiers on this day in history.
1944 Argentina coup by Juan Peron minister of war on February - 24.
1944 On February - 24 the first detection of a submerged enemy submarine by the use of MAD gear was made by Catalinas of VP-63, on a MAD barrier patrol of the approaches to the Strait of Gibraltar. They attacked the U-761
1944 Leo H A Baekeland, Belgian/US chemist (bakeliet), dies at 80 on February - 24.
1945 On February - 24 u.S. troops liberate Manila from the Japanese during WWII.
1945 On this day in history egypt & Syria declares war on Nazi-Germany
1945 Ahmed Maher Pasha, Egypt's PM, assassinated in parliament on this day in history.
1946 Juan Peron elected as the President of Argentina on February - 24.
1946 On this day in history juan Peron elected President of Argentina
1948 On this day in history communist Party seizes complete control of Czechoslovakia
1949 On February - 24 israel & Egypt sign an armistice agreement
1949 V-2/WAC-Corporal first rocket to outer space, White Sands NM, 400 km on February - 24.
1950 On this day in history labour wins British parliamentary election
1951 Ice Pairs Championship at Milan won by Ria Baran & Paul Falk of Germany on this day in history.
1951 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Milan won by Jeanette Altwegg of Great Britain on this day in history.
1951 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Milan won by Richard Button USA on this day in history.
1951 "Bless You All" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 84 perfs on this day in history.
1953 Karl R G von Rundstedt, Germ gen-field marshal (Ardennes), dies at 77 on February - 24.
1955 On February - 24 "Silk Stockings" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 461 performances
1955 On February - 24 pact of Baghdad between Iraq & Turkey signed
1955 The birth of Alain Prost, French Formula 1 racing driver on this day in history.
1958 Fernand Baldensperger [Fernand Baldenne], French poet, dies at 86 on this day in history.
1960 On February - 24 italian government of Segni falls
1960 On this day in history uS beats Germany in Olympics hockey finals round, 9-1