What Happened on February 24, 2006

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declares Proclamation 1017 placing the country in a state of emergency in attempt to subdue possible military coup.

14th President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
14th President of the Philippines
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

Famous Deaths

  • Denis Twitchett, Cambridge scholar, and Chinese historian (b. 1925)
  • Dennis Weaver, American actor (b. 1924)
  • Don Knotts, American actor (Andy Griffth Show, 3's Company), died of lung cancer at 81
  • John Martin, Canadian broadcaster (b. 1947)
  • Octavia Butler, American author and MacArthur Foundation Fellow (b. 1947)