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An annular solar eclipse occurred on February 24, 1933. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_February_24,_1933

Leo Minor culminates each year at midnight on February 24
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_Minor



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In Roman religion, Regifugium or Fugalia was an annual observance that took place every February 24. 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t47967493/regifugium/

Dragobete is a traditional Romanian holiday originating from Dacian times and celebrated on February, the 24th.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragobete



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Antoine Becquerel described his radioactivity experiments to the French Academy of Sciences on 24 February 1896
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t46756991/antoine-henri-becquerel-1852-1908/



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The Athens-Eastern Gulf Of Corinth earthquake was on February 24, 1981 
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/98JB02643/pdf (PDF)



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Air raid sirens sounded throughout Los Angeles County on the night of 24-25 February 1942.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t41339949/the-great-los-angeles-air-raid-1942/



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On February 24, 1949, a Bumper V-2 rocket was launched at White Sands
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WAC_Corporal

Kosmos 394 was intercepted and destroyed by Kosmos 397 on 25 February 1971
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosmos_394

The P78-1 or Solwind satellite was launched on February 24, 1979. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P78-1

The Global Geospace Science (GGS) Polar Satellite was launched into orbit on February 24, 1996
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polar_(satellite)

The IGS-Experimentally Optical 3 satellite was launched on the 24th February 2007.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t9652929/japans-information-gathering-satellite/

On February 24, 2011, Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-133) launched from Kennedy Space Centre
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t31033718/sts-133/

Robonaut 2 was launched on STS-133 on February 24, 2011
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robonaut#Robonaut_2

The first MUOS satellite, MUOS-1, was launched into space successfully on February 24, 2012. 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t16365075/muos-satellite/

SARAL was successfully launched on 25 February 2013,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SARAL

Sapphire is a Canadian space surveillance satellite which was launched in 2013. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sapphire_(satellite)



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Lev Vasilyevich Vorobyov (24 February 1931 - 12 May 2010) was a Russian cosmonaut
http://www.astronautix.com/astros/vorobyov.htm

Kurt Waldemar Tank (February 24, 1898 - June 5, 1983) was a German aeronautical engineer 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t47967491/kurt-tank-1898-1983/

Ibn Battuta (1304-1368 or 1369) was a Muslim Moroccan explorer
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t47967490/ibn-battuta-1304-1368-or-1369/

Lydia Ernestine Becker (24 February 1827 - 18 July 1890) was an amateur scientist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lydia_Becker

Arkady Vainshtein (born February 24, 1942) is a Russian and American theoretical physicis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arkady_Vainshtein

Brian Paul Schmidt (born February 24, 1967) is an astrophysicist 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Schmidt

Heinrich Eduard von Lade (February 24, 1817 - August 7, 1904) was a German banker and amateur astronomer.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinrich_Eduard_von_Lade

Paul ten Bruggencate (February 24, 1901 - September 14, 1961) was a German astronomer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_ten_Bruggencate



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"Deep Space Homer" was first aired on February 24, 1994
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_Space_Homer

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NGC 1469 was discovered by Lewis A. Swift on the 24th February 1886.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56822779/ngc-1469/

NGC 1485 was discovered by Lewis Swift on the 24th February 1886.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56822767/ngc-1485/

NGC 2885 was discovered by John Herschel on the 24th February 1827.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56822757/ngc-2885/

NGC 3697 was discovered by John Herschel using on the 24th February 1827.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56822746/ngc-3697/

NGC 4771 was discovered by William Herschel on the 24th February 1786.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56822739/ngc-4771/

NGC 5839 was discovered by William Herschel on the 24th February 1786.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t63011045/ngc-5839/

NGC 5850 was discovered by William Herschel on the 24th February 1786.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t47647149/ngc-5850/

NGC 5854 was discovered by William Herschel using on the 24th February 1786.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56822716/ngc-5854/

NGC 5869 was discovered by William Herschel on the 24th February 1786.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56822705/ngc-5869/

The first pulsar was discovered by Jocelyn Bell Burnell in 1968
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t22209229/jocelyn-bell-burnell/



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Title: The great detonating meteor of 1879, February 24 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t53758909/meteor-of-1879-february-24/

Fall of a meteorite into the ocean on February 24, 1912
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56822859/meteor-february-24-1912/



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