On This Day: What happened on 24 February?

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 24 February, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 24 FEBRUARY

2016 | Tara Air Flight 193, de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter, crashed, killing 23 people, in Solighopte, Myagdi District, Dhaulagiri Area, en route from Pokhara Airport to Jomsom.

2015 | The Metrolink train derailed in Oxnard, California following a truck collision, resulting in more than 30 injuries.

2007 | Japan launched its fourth spy satellite, increasing its ability to monitor potential threats such as North Korea.

2006 | Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo announced Proclamation 1017 placing the country at risk in an attempt to undermine the possibility of a military coup.

ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

2006 | American author and educator, Octavia E. Butler, 59.

1975 | Russian marshal and politician, sixth Premier of the Soviet Union, Nikolai Bulganin, 80.

2006 | Canadian broadcaster, co-founded MuchMusic, John Martin, 59.

2007 | American football player, Damien Nash, 25.

2002 | Ukrainian-American pianist and composer, Leo Ornstein, 109.

BIRTHDAYS

1978 | Japanese drummer and songwriter, Shinya.

1984 | American wrestler and sportscaster, Corey Graves.

1981 | Australian tennis player, Lleyton Hewitt.

1970 | American film actor, Jonathan Ward.

1963 | Canadian ice hockey player, Mike Vernon.

1977 | American baseball player and singer, Bronson Arroyo.

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SPORTS

2021 | Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona beat Elche, in a 3-0 win at home stadium(Camp Nou) in La Liga.

ENTERTAINMENT

2006 | “Madea’s Family Reunion” for the first time was released in the United States on this day.

AFRICA FACT

Djenné Mosque in Mali, built in 1907, is the world’s largest mud-brick building.

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