Talk:February 24

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February 24: Rio Carnival begins in Brazil (2017); Independence Day in Estonia (1918); Flag Day in Mexico; National Artist Day in Thailand

President Juan Perón of Argentina
President Juan Perón of Argentina

Æthelberht of Kent (d. 616) · Steve Jobs (b. 1955)

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Samuel Colt received his patent for the "revolver" on Feb. 25, 1836 by almost every other source I checked. You might want to revisit this article.

Communist Manifesto is attributed to 2 dates[edit]

Feb 24th has an entry, as has Feb 21st.

The "Communist Manifesto" entry itself says Feb 21st.

I'm not a scholar, I was just born on Feb 24th and was checking for trivia when I found this inconsistency.



Thanks, Farhad. I've removed the entry on Feb. 24th. -- PFHLai 01:18, 2005 Feb 16 (UTC)

Air traffic controller murder[edit]

This entry does not seem to me to be globally notable enough for inclusion. It is an interesting news item, but not notable. I can't imagine that this event can be considered a social milestone, major crime or impetus for widespread change. -- Mufka (u) (t) (c) 02:05, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

Long introduction[edit]

Adding a long introduction to this article is not in keeping with the standard format of the date articles. The long narrative on the origin of the leap day is better left to its own article. -- Mufka (u) (t) (c) 19:26, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

The IP user who is responsible for this has a long history of trying to promote inaccurate ideas about Roman leap years in Wikipedia, based on outdated scholarship poorly understood. He refuses to discuss his ideas on Talk pages, and basically is incapable of accepting any ideas other than his own. In short, he's a crank. Most Wikipedia calendar articles related to this issue have been permanently semiprotected against him, but this one has slipped through the cracks until now.
I have changed the Roman discussion to something more appropriate for this type of page, and asked an admin who has been following this case to take appropriate action if it turns out to be needed, which I expect it will. --Chris Bennett (talk) 02:15, 17 April 2008 (UTC)
Additional attempts to inject this information will be reverted on sight unless communication to consensus takes place. -- Mufka (u) (t) (c) 14:48, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

1925 Thermite Bomb[edit]

Does anyone have any objection to my removing this event?

I cannot fathom that one thermite "device" could come anywhere close to doing the job. A chemist tried to dislodge an ice jam in the Allegheny River Gorge in Oil City, PA, back in 1926. After 38 attempts over several days using 8 pound shells, he couldn't come close. The Sun eventually did the job. That section of river is only 500 feet wide. The narrowest section of the St. Lawrence River near Waddington, NY, is at least 1500 feet wide (give or take).

This event is listed on many hundreds of "This Day in History" sites, but doesn't appear to be listed anywhere else. I suspect it's hogwash. Kentholke (talk) 14:42, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

Semiprotection review[edit]

  • 08:55, 25 April 2008 Steel protected February 24 ‎ (Problem anon [edit=autoconfirmed:move=autoconfirmed])
  • 16:01, 15 June 2008 Wizardman changed protection level for "February 24" ‎ (No need to move. using TW [move=sysop])
  • 22:12, 15 June 2008 Wizardman changed protection level for "February 24" ‎ (Re-semiprotecting after finding out why it was originally semi'd. [edit=autoconfirmed:move=sysop])

The reason seems to have been edits like this. Similar problematic edits led to the semiprotection of February 29 at about the same time.

After nearly 18 months, I'd like to review this to see if it's still necessary. As well as welcoming comments from regular editors I've contacted Steel, the protecting admin. --TS 07:01, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

The discussion here gives a little insight into the protection. Protection can be removed and the situation monitored. -- Mufka (u) (t) (c) 12:17, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

See brief mention of Battle of Los Angeles Feb 24th 1942[edit]

See brief mention of the battle of Los Angeles (A UFO? Caused anti aircraft guns to fire . Real or imgained 3 people died from the excite,emnt of this!) Late father an Air Raid Warden Glassell Park area of Los Angeles even obtained from a police freind neighbor a piece of whatever was shot down1 Wellmaybe!??? Also the Battle of Los Angeles went into early morning of Feb 25th 1942 as well! Teslaedsonfan (talk) 02:16, 25 February 2011 (UTC)EdsonandreJohnsonTeslaedsonfan (talk) 02:16, 25 February 2011 (UTC)