Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/February 24

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This is a list of selected February 24 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article, featured list or picture of the day.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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; Flag Day in Mexico refimprove section
; National Artist Day in Thailand refimprove section
1582Pope Gregory XIII issued the papal bull Inter gravissimas to promulgate the Gregorian calendar, a modification of the Julian calendar in use since 45 BC. unreferenced section
1822 – The first Swaminarayan temple, Swaminarayan Mandir in present-day Ahmedabad, India, was inaugurated. date not cited
1831 – The Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek between the Choctaw and the United States government, the first removal treaty carried into effect under the Indian Removal Act, was proclaimed. reference problem
1848 – Amid a revolt, French King Louis-Philippe abdicated and escaped to England, leading to the creation of the French Second Republic. needs more footnotes
1920 – At a meeting of the German Workers' Party, Adolf Hitler outlined its 25-point programme and the party changed its name to the National Socialist German Workers' Party. refimprove section
1942 – Less than three months after the United States' entry into World War II, eyewitness reports of unidentified flying objects over Los Angeles triggered a massive anti-aircraft artillery barrage, thinking it was an attacking force from Japan. large section to be transferred to Wikisource
1944World War II: The United States Army long-range penetration special operations unit known as Merrill's Marauders began a 1,000-mile (1,600-km) march over the Patkai region of the Himalayas and into the Burmese jungle behind Japanese lines. unreferenced section
1946 – Colonel Juan Perón, founder of the political movement that became known as Peronism, was elected to his first term as President of Argentina. refimprove section
1999Arizona executed German national Karl LaGrand. needs more footnotes
2006 – Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declared a state of emergency in an attempt to subdue a possible military coup. refimprove
Steve Jobs (b. 1955) lots of PN tags



February 24: Independence Day in Estonia (1918)

Soldiers marching through the Kasserine Pass
Soldiers marching through the Kasserine Pass

Marc-Antoine Charpentier (d. 1704) · Lydia Becker (b. 1827) · Judah Folkman (b. 1933)

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