February 24

Facts & Historical Events On This Day

2022

Russia began to invade Ukraine, and was described by President Putin as a 'special military operation.'

2020

An animal was discovered to not need Oxygen to breathe.

2016

8th Century Muslim graves were discovered in Nimes, France.

2014

The oldest piece of Earth was found at a sheep ranch in Western Australia.

2008

Fidel Castro stepped down as President of Cuba after keeping the position for thirty-two years.

1998

Queen Elizabeth II knighted Elton John for his charitable work.

1989

A 150 million-year-old fossilized dinosaur embryo was found inside a fossilized egg.

1981

Lady Diana Spencer and Prince Charles announced their engagement at Buckingham Palace.

1978

The Yuba County Five disappeared after attending a college basketball game.

1957

Scandinavian Airlines System created the first route from Europe to the Far East, flying directly over the North Pole.

1920

Adolf Hitler founded The Nazi Party in Munich, Germany.

1868

Andrew Johnson became the first US President to be impeached.

1803

The US Supreme Court ruled it would be the final interpreter of all constitutional issues.

1711

The opera 'Rinaldo,' by George Frideric Handel, premiered at Haymarket Theatre in London, UK.

1530

Pope Clement V performed his first Coronation, making Charles V the Holy Roman Emperor.