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  • Italy
    Wednesday Feb 24, 1616

    Galileo Galilei

    Qualifiers delivered their unanimous report

    Italy
    Wednesday Feb 24, 1616

    On February 24 the Qualifiers delivered their unanimous report: the proposition that the Sun is stationary at the centre of the universe is "foolish and absurd in philosophy, and formally heretical since it explicitly contradicts in many places the sense of Holy Scripture"; the proposition that the Earth moves and is not at the centre of the universe "receives the same judgement in philosophy; and ... in regard to theological truth it is at least erroneous in faith."




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Feb 24, 1868

    Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

    The House of Representatives Against Johnson

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Feb 24, 1868

    On February 24, 1868, three days after Johnson's dismissal of Stanton, the House of Representatives voted 126 to 47 (with 17 members not voting) in favor of a resolution to impeach the president for high crimes and misdemeanors.




  • U.S.
    Monday Feb 24, 1868

    Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

    Impeachment

    U.S.
    Monday Feb 24, 1868

    The impeachment of Andrew Johnson was initiated on February 24, 1868, when the United States House of Representatives resolved to impeach Andrew Johnson, 17th president of the United States, for "high crimes and misdemeanors", which were detailed in eleven articles of impeachment.




  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Friday Feb 24, 1933

    World War II

    Japan withdrew from the League of Nations

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Friday Feb 24, 1933

    Japan withdrew from the League of Nations after being condemned for its incursion into Manchuria.




  • Naval Air Station Pensacola, Pensacola, Florida, U.S.
    Thursday Feb 24, 1949

    Neil Armstrong

    Neil became a Midshipman

    Naval Air Station Pensacola, Pensacola, Florida, U.S.
    Thursday Feb 24, 1949

    After passing the medical examinations, he became a midshipman on February 24, 1949.




  • China
    Sunday Feb 24, 1952

    Korean War

    The Military Commission discussed the PVA's logistical problems

    China
    Sunday Feb 24, 1952

    On 24 February 1952, the Military Commission, presided over by Zhou, discussed the PVA's logistical problems with members of various government agencies involved in the war effort.




  • Algiers, Algeria
    Wednesday Feb 24, 1965

    Che Guevara

    Last public appearance

    Algiers, Algeria
    Wednesday Feb 24, 1965

    In Algiers, Algeria, on February 24, 1965, Guevara made what turned out to be his last public appearance on the international stage when he delivered a speech at an economic seminar on Afro-Asian solidarity.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Feb 24, 1981

    Princess Diana

    Engagement

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Feb 24, 1981

    Their engagement became official on 24 February 1981.


  • Majnoon Island, Iraq
    Friday Feb 24, 1984

    Iran–Iraq War

    Operation Kheibar

    Majnoon Island, Iraq
    Friday Feb 24, 1984

    Operation Kheibar began on 24 February with Iranian infantrymen crossing the Hawizeh Marshes using motorboats and transport helicopters in an amphibious assault. The Iranians attacked the vital oil-producing Majnoon Island by landing troops via helicopters onto the islands and severing the communication lines between Amareh and Basra. They then continued the attack towards Qurna.


  • al-Faw Peninsula, Iraq
    Monday Feb 24, 1986

    Iran–Iraq War

    Iraqi 2nd Counter-offensive To retake al-Faw

    al-Faw Peninsula, Iraq
    Monday Feb 24, 1986

    On 24 February 1986, Saddam sent one of his best commanders, General Maher Abd al-Rashid, and the Republican Guard to begin a new offensive to recapture al-Faw. A new round of heavy fighting took place. However, their attempts again ended in failure, costing them many tanks and aircraft: their 15th mechanised division was almost completely wiped out.


  • Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
    Friday Feb 24, 1989

    Hirohito

    The Emperor Funeral

    Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
    Friday Feb 24, 1989

    On February 24, Emperor Hirohito's state funeral was held, and unlike that of his predecessor, it was formal but not conducted in a strictly Shinto manner. A large number of world leaders attended the funeral. Emperor Hirohito is buried in the Musashi Imperial Graveyard in Hachiōji, alongside Emperor Taishō, his father.


  • Kuwait
    Sunday Feb 24, 1991

    Gulf War

    1st Infantry Division rolled through the breach in the Iraqi defense

    Kuwait
    Sunday Feb 24, 1991

    On 24 February 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division rolled through the breach in the Iraqi defense west of Wadi Al-Batin and also cleared the northeastern sector of the breach site of enemy resistance.


  • Iraq
    Sunday Feb 24, 1991

    Gulf War

    British and American armored forces crossed the Iraq–Kuwait border

    Iraq
    Sunday Feb 24, 1991

    On 24 February, British and American armored forces crossed the Iraq–Kuwait border and entered Iraq in large numbers, taking hundreds of prisoners. Iraqi resistance was light, and four Americans were killed.


  • Kuwait
    Sunday Feb 24, 1991

    Gulf War

    The 1st Cavalry Division conducted a couple artillery missions

    Kuwait
    Sunday Feb 24, 1991

    On 24 February 1991 the 1st Cavalry Division conducted a couple artillery missions against Iraqi artillery units.


  • Iraq
    Sunday Feb 24, 1991

    Gulf War

    the US VII Corps, in full strength and spearheaded by the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, launched an armored attack into Iraq

    Iraq
    Sunday Feb 24, 1991

    Shortly afterwards, the US VII Corps, in full strength and spearheaded by the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, launched an armored attack into Iraq early on 24 February, just to the west of Kuwait, taking Iraqi forces by surprise. Simultaneously, the US XVIII Airborne Corps launched a sweeping "left-hook" attack across southern Iraq's largely undefended desert, led by the US 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment and the 24th Infantry Division.


  • Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Wednesday Feb 24, 1999

    Shakira

    Shakira's First Grammy Award nomination

    Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Wednesday Feb 24, 1999

    Shakira also received her first Grammy Award nomination in 1999 for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album.


  • Havana, Cuba
    Sunday Feb 24, 2008

    Raúl Castro

    16th President of Cuba

    Havana, Cuba
    Sunday Feb 24, 2008

    After assuming what was envisioned as a temporary control over the presidency in 2006, on 24 February 2008 Raúl Castro won election as the new President of the Council of State and President of the Council of Ministers during a legislative session held at Cuba's Palace of Conventions in Havana.


  • Havana, Cuba
    Sunday Feb 24, 2008

    Fidel Castro

    Retirement

    Havana, Cuba
    Sunday Feb 24, 2008

    In a February 2008 letter, Castro announced that he would not accept the positions of President of the Council of State and Commander in Chief at that month's National Assembly meetings, remarking, "It would betray my conscience to take up a responsibility that requires mobility and total devotion, that I am not in a physical condition to offer". On 24 February 2008, the National Assembly of People's Power unanimously voted Raúl as president. Describing his brother as "not substitutable", Raúl proposed that Fidel continue to be consulted on matters of great importance, a motion unanimously approved by the 597 National Assembly members.


  • Havana, Cuba
    Sunday Feb 24, 2013

    Raúl Castro

    Cuba's Parliament Named Raúl Castro To a New Five-year Term as President

    Havana, Cuba
    Sunday Feb 24, 2013

    On 24 February 2013 Cuba's parliament named Raúl Castro to a new five-year term as president and appointed Miguel Díaz-Canel as his first vice president. Castro announced that day that he would step down from power after his second term as president ended in 2018.


  • FIFA headquarters, Zurich, Switzerland
    Wednesday Feb 24, 2016

    Sepp Blatter

    FIFA Reduce The Suspension

    FIFA headquarters, Zurich, Switzerland
    Wednesday Feb 24, 2016

    In February 2016, a FIFA appeals committee upheld the suspension but reduced it from eight years to six.


  • U.S.
    Friday Feb 24, 2017

    Billie Eilish

    Bellyache

    U.S.
    Friday Feb 24, 2017

    Following the success of the "Ocean Eyes" remixes, Eilish released the single "Bellyache" on February 24, 2017


  • United Kingdom
    Sunday Feb 24, 2019

    Brexit

    Prime Minister May announced that the next vote on the withdrawal agreement

    United Kingdom
    Sunday Feb 24, 2019

    On 24 February, Prime Minister May announced that the next vote on the withdrawal agreement would be on 12 March 2019, 17 days away from Brexit.


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