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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.

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

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 facts about February 24th in history!

What 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.

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 CNN
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 NY Times
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.
Source NASA
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.

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