On This Day in History, February 24

This date marks World Bartenders Day. We all can agree that Bartenders are often everyone’s favorite person during a night out. As you ponder on the lessons you’ve got from interacting with them, allow us to take you down in history to understand what major events made headlines.

Check out the following!

  • 1868 -US House of Representatives voted 126 to 47 to impeach President Andrew Johnson.
  • 1924 – Mahatma Gandhi was released from jail.
  • 1942–  A series of anti-aircraft engagements over the city in response to a rumored but false Japanese attack.
  • 1942– The Voice of America went on air for the first time.
  • 1944- Minister of War Juan Perón led a coup in Argentina.
  • 1945- The prime minister of Egypt Dr. Ahmed Maher Pasha was assassinated after reading a declaration of war against the Axis powers.
  • 1960- The Italian government of Antonio Segni came to an end.
  • 1966- Coup ousted the President of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah.
  • 1968– American Marines and South Vietnamese soldiers recaptured the city of Hue from North Vietnamese forces.
  • 1968– Discovery of 1st pulsar announced by Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Antony Hewish.
  • 1977– US President Jimmy Carter announced that the US foreign aid will consider human rights.
  • 1978- The musical group Fleetwood Mac won a Grammy Award.
  • 1981– Britain’s Prince Charles announced his engagement to Lady Diana Spencer.
  • 1987– Radio personality Larry King suffered a heart attack.
  • 1991– A ground troop invasion of Kuwait and Iraq was initiated by the U.S. on this date.
  • 1997– Deng Xiaoping the former paramount leader of China was cremated five days after he passed away.
  • 2006– President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declared Proclamation 1017 placing the country in a state of emergency in an attempt to subdue a possible military coup.
  • 2014– Pope Francis created a second Secretariat with the power to audit any Vatican agency at any time.
  • 2020– Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was found guilty of rape and a criminal sexual act in a landmark case that ignited the #MeToo movement.
  • 2020- Memorial service for NBA star Kobe Bryant was held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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