2022 February

February 24: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on February 24

February 24th is World Bartender Day as well as Tortilla Chip Day.

Welcome to the 55th day of the year! We’re gradually getting through the year, but we still have another 310 days until we reach the new year.

Here you’ll discover some incredibly important events that all happened throughout history on this day, including the discovery of some of the oldest things ever found on our amazing planet.

Did you know that on this day in 1989, a 150 million year-old dinosaur embryo was discovered? It was found by shooting X-rays at a fossilized egg unearthed in Utah.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about February 24th in history!

What Events Happened On February 24 In History?

2020

An animal was discovered to not need Oxygen to breathe.

The tiny parasite is called Henneguya salminicola and lives in salmonid fish.
2016

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

OTD in 2016: 8th Century Muslim graves were discovered in Nimes
In the burial site, three skeletons were found facing in the direction of Mecca.
2014

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

The fragment is an ancient crystal and scientists date it back to around 4.4 billion years ago!
Source
2008

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

Fidel was one of the leading men behind the Cuban Revolution, and after achieving victory, he assumed complete power over the nation. In his tenure as President of Cuba, he survived countless attempts on his life by the US. While his initial actions may have been just, he ended up a despot and a dictator.
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.

OTD in 1989: A 150 million year-old fossilized dinosaur embryo was found inside a fossilized egg.
The discovery was made in Utah, USA.
Source
1981

Lady Diana Spencer and Prince Charles announced their engagement at Buckingham Palace after months of speculation.

1957

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

OTD in 1957: Scandinavian Airlines System started the very first route from Europe to the Far East
The airline is based in Sweden and also serves Denmark and Norway for air travel.
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1920

The Nazi Party was founded by Adolf Hitler in Munich, Germany.

Officially known as the National Socialist German Workers' Party, the far-right political party created and supported the ideology of Nazism.
1803

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

The ruling was brought forth in Marbury v. Madison.
1711

Opera premier of “Rinaldo” by George Frideric Handel at Haymarket Theatre, London, UK.

1530

Pope Clement V performed his first Coronation, making Charles V the King of Austria.

February 24 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

Everyone who was born on February 24th shares the same zodiac sign, Pisces.

Pisceans are known for being emotionally sensitive, gracious, and emotionally aware.

Those of you that were born in February have the Amethyst birthstone. Amethyst can enhance confidence and well-being while decreasing feelings of being unbalanced in the mind, body, and soul.

If you were born on February 24th, you would likely have been conceived on or around June 3rd of the previous year.

Is today is your birthday? If so, you share the same birthday with Steve Jobs. Here are a few other famous people born on this day.

Famous People Born On February 24

Jaymi Hensley

Jaymi Hensley

English Musician
Birthday: February 24, 1990
Age: 31 years old
Born In: England, United Kingdom
Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

American Boxer
Birthday: February 24, 1977
Age: 44 years old
Born In: Michigan, USA
Kristin Davis

Kristin Davis

American Actress
Birthday: February 24, 1965
Age: 56 years old
Born In: Colorado, USA
Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

American Inventor
Birthday: February 24, 1955
Died On: Oct 5, 2011 (Age 56)
Born In: California, USA

Special Holidays On February 24th

Looking for a reason to celebrate? Well, here’s a few! These unique holidays are sure to bring some enjoyment to your day.

February 24: World Bartender Day

World Bartender Day

Bartenders work hard to keep your glass filled so you can unwind and thoroughly enjoy your night out on the tiles. Today is World Bartender Day so celebrate by being extra nice to them by leaving them a bigger tip!

February 24: National Tortilla Chip Day

National Tortilla Chip Day

Some like them out of the bag, some like to dip them in salsa, and others like to go all out and make nachos. It doesn’t matter how you enjoy your tortilla chips; what’s important is treating yourself to some today!

Did you know that on this day, February 24th 1989, a 150 million year-old dinosaur embryo was discovered?