Today in History
What happened today in history?
Today is February 24. A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred today in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened this day in history.
This day in History
General Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of the coalition army, sends in ground forces during the Gulf War.
Hanoi negotiators walk out of the peace talks in Paris to protest U.S. air raids on North Vietnam.
North Vietnamese troops capture the imperial palace in Hue, South Vietnam.
Khrushchev rejects the Western plan for the Big Four meeting on Germany.
Franz von Papen is sentenced to eight years in a labor camp for war crimes.
U.S. forces liberate prisoners of war in the Los Baños Prison in the Philippines.
Merrill’s Marauders, a specially trained group of American soldiers, begin their ground campaign against Japan into Burma.
The New Gallery of New York exhibits works of Archibald Motley, its first show to feature a black artist.
Herbert Hoover becomes Secretary of Commerce.
A film version of Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea opens in New York.
Civil War soldier Joshua Chamberlain dies.
Italy bombs Beirut in the first act of war against the Ottoman Empire.
The Jewish organization Hadassah is founded in New York City.
Japan officially agrees to restrict emigration to the U.S.
The Cuban War of Independence begins.
Some 3,000 Mexicans launch an assault on the Alamo with its 182 Texan defenders.
Mexico gains independence from Spain.
Off Guiana, the American sloop Hornet sinks the British sloop Peacock.
Chief Justice John Marshall, by refusing to rule on the case of Marbury vs. Madison, asserts the authority of the judicial branch.
Ferdinand of Hapsburg and John Zapolyai, the two kings of Hungary, conclude the peace of Grosswardein.
In the first of the Franco-Habsburg Wars, the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V captures the French king Francis I at the Battle of Pavia, Italy.