Historical Events In February - 24
Wednesday, 29 March 2023
1960 Jean Binet, composer, dies at 66 on February - 24.
1961 Explorer (10) fails to reach Earth orbit on February - 24.
1962 On this day in history general mobilization in Indonesia over New-Guinea
1962 On February - 24 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1964 On February - 24 cassius Clay beats Sonny Liston for heavyweight boxing championship
1964 On this day in history alexander Archipenko, Ukr sculptor/water colors painter, dies at 76
1965 Beatles begin filming "Help" in the Bahamas on this day in history.
1965 On February - 24 east German President Ulbricht visits Egypt
1966 On this day in history coup ousts President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana
1966 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on February - 24.
1967 Franz Waxman, German composer (Day at the races), dies at 60 on this day in history.
1968 A pulsar discovered (CP 1919 by Jocelyn Burnell at Cambridge) on February - 24.
1968 Discovery of the first pulsar in space on February - 24.
1968 Gary Unger begins NHL consecutive game record of 914 games on this day in history.
1968 US troops reconquer Hue Vietnam on this day in history.
1969 Mariner 6 launched for Mars fly-by on this day in history.
1969 On February - 24 mariner 6, first spacecraft to fly by Mars, launched
1969 On February - 24 kenneth Green, actor (Penrod), dies of heart attack at 61
1970 On this day in history 29 Swiss Army officers die in avalanche (Reckingen, Switzerland)
1970 On this day in history conrad Nagel, actor (Celebrity Time), dies at 73
1971 On February - 24 algeria nationalizes French oil companies
1971 Captain JJ Smith, Australian Army Training Team Vietnam, wins a Bar to his Military Cross The AATTV was the most decorated unit in Australian military history on February - 24.
1973 On February - 24 art Smith, actor (Quicksand), dies of heart attack at 73
1974 On this day in history pakistan officially recognizes Bangladesh
1975 Nikolai A Bulganin, marshal/premier of USSR (1955-58), dies at 79 on February - 24.
1976 On this day in history cuba adopts its constitution
1976 On this day in history jules Feiffer's "Knock Knock," premieres in New York NY
1976 On February - 24 leonid Brezhnev opens 25th congress of CPSU
1976 On February - 24 charles Wilfred Orr, composer, dies at 82
1977 On February - 24 president Carter announces US foreign aid will consider human rights
1979 Highest price ever paid for a pig, $42,500, Stamford TX on February - 24.
1979 War between North & South Yemen begins on February - 24.
1980 The U.S. hockey team beats Finland 4-2, to win the gold medal at the Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, NY on February - 24.
1981 On this day in history buckingham Palace announces the engagement of Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer.
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