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February 24th, 2008EventFidel Castro retires as the President of Cuba after nearly fifty years.
February 24th, 2006EventPhilippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declares Proclamation 1017 placing the country in a state of emergency in attempt to subdue a possible military coup.
February 24th, 1999EventThe State of Arizona executes Karl LaGrand, a German national involved in an armed robbery, in spite of Germany s legal action to attempt to save him.
February 24th, 1999EventA China Southern Airlines Tupolev TU-154 airliner crashes on approach to Wenzhou airport in eastern the People s Republic of China, killing 61.
February 24th, 1996EventThe last occurrence of February 24 as a leap day in the European Union and for the Roman Catholic Church.
February 24th, 1995EventThe Corona reconnaissance satellite program, in existence from 1959 to 1972, is declassified.
February 24th, 1989EventAyatollah Ruhollah Khomeini offers a USD $3 million bounty for the death of The Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie.
February 24th, 1989EventUnited Airlines Flight 811, bound for New Zealand from Honolulu, Hawaii, rips open during flight, sucking 9 passengers out of the business-class section.
February 24th, 1983EventA special commission of the U.S. Congress releases a report that condemns the practice of Japanese internment during World War II.
February 24th, 1981EventBuckingham Palace announces the engagement of The Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer.

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