February 24

February 24

Independence Day
Estonia : February 24 1918

February 24
Dragobete (Romania)
Flag Day (Mexico)
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Estonia from Russian Empire in 1918; the Soviet period is considered illegal annexation.
National Artist Day (Thailand)
Regifugium (Ancient Rome)

Events February 24

1822 – The 1st Swaminarayan temple in the world, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Ahmedabad, is inaugurated.
1918 – Estonian Declaration of Independence.
1920 – The Nazi Party is founded.
1942 – The Battle of Los Angeles, one of the largest documented UFO sightings in history; the event lasted into the early hours of February 26, 1942.
1976 – Cuba: national Constitution is proclaimed.
1981 – An earthquake registering 6.7 on the Richter scale hits Athens, killing 16 people and destroying buildings in several towns west of the city.
1989 – Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini offers a US$3 million bounty for the death of The Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie.
1989 – United Airlines Flight 811, bound for New Zealand from Honolulu, Hawaii, rips open during flight, sucking 9 passengers out of the business-class section.
1996 – The last occurrence of February 24 as a leap day in the European Union and for the Roman Catholic Church.

 

 

 

 



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