history of 24 feb

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Historical facts of 24 february

  • 303 1st official Roman edict for persecution of Christians issued by Emperor Diocletian
  • 1208 St Francis of Assisi, 26, received his vocation in Portiuncula Italy
  • 1296 Pope Boniface VIII degree Clericis Iaicos
  • 1387 King Charles III of Naples and Hungary is assassinated at Buda
  • 1389 Battle at Falk√∂ping: Danes defeat King Albert of Sweden
  • 1496 England's Henry VII ends commercial dispute with Flanders
  • 1510 Pope Julius II excommunicates the republic of Venice
  • 1525 Battle of Pavia: Holy Roman Emperor Charles V's troops beat the French. French King Francois I captured, 15,000 killed or wounded
  • 1955 12th Golden Globes: "On The Waterfront", Marlon Brando, & Judy Garland win
  • 1969 26th Golden Globes: "The Lion in Winter", Peter O'Toole, & Joanne Woodward win
  • 1969 "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" film based on novel by Muriel Spark directed by Ronald Neame, starring Maggie Smith (Academy Award Best Actress) premieres in London
  • 1970 KVDO TV channel 3 in Salem, OR (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1985 Yul Brynner reprised his role in "The King & I"
  • 1989 Margaret Ray found in David Letterman's home, claims to be his wife
  • 1999 41st Grammy Awards: My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From Titanic), Lauryn Hill wins
  • 2002 55th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" Best Film, Peter Jackson Best Director
  • 1917 Red Sox sell Smokey Joe Wood, his arm dead at 26, to Cleve for $15,000
  • 1952 Betty MacKinnon and Sam Snead win the LPGA Orlando Mixed Golf Tournament
  • 1960 US beats Germany in Olympic hockey finals round, 9-1
  • 1968 Gary Unger begins NHL consecutive game record of 914 games
  • 1974 Atje Keulen-Deelstra becomes world champ all-round skater
  • 1978 Kevin Porter, NJ, sets NBA record with 29 assists in a game
  • 1980 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic
  • 1980 Rangers score 5 power-play goals against Islanders

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