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On This Day: February 24th

This is 55th day of the year and 310 days remain in the year.

in history
1582
Pope Gregory XIII issued a papal bull introducing the Gregorian calendar reform.
1803
The Supreme Court ruled in Marbury v. Madison that any act of Congress which conflicts with the Constitution is null and void.
1821
Mexico declared its independence from Spain.
1868
Andrew Johnson, 17th president of the United States, became the first president to have impeachment proceedings brought against him by the House of Representatives.
1903
The lease for Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was signed.
1920
Adolf Hitler outlined the basic points of the Nazi party at the Hofbrauhaus in Munich.
1968
The discovery of a pulsar was announced.
1980
The U.S. hockey team defeated Finland to win the gold medal at the Lake Placid Olympics.
February 24 BirthdaysWinslow Homer1836–1910, American Painter.
Chester William Nimitzadmiral
Billy Zaneactor
Paula ZahnTV news reporter, anchor
Joseph Liebermanpolitician
Steve Jobsentrepreneur
Honus Wagnerbaseball player



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