On This Day

What Happened on February 24, 2020

Historical Events


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Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein found guilty of rape and a criminal sexual act in landmark case that ignited #MeToo movement

Film Producer Harvey Weinstein
Film Producer
Harvey Weinstein

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Malaysia's 94-year old Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad resigns only to be reinstated later in the day as interim Prime Minister

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad
Malaysian Prime Minister
Mahathir bin Mohamad
  • Memorial service for NBA star Kobe Byrant held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles
  • New York firefighter Daniel Foley, who found his brother's body in ruins of World Trade Center, dies of cancer bringing first responders death toll to 343
  • Scientists identify the first animal that doesn't need oxygen to breathe - a tiny parasite living in salmon tissue, reported in journal PNAS

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US President Donald Trump begins a 2 day trip to India meeting Indian PM Narendra Modi

15th Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi
15th Prime Minister of India
Narendra Modi
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

Famous Deaths

  • Don Furner, Australian rugby league forward (1 Test) and coach (Australia 15 Tests; Eastern Suburbs, Canberra Raiders), dies at 87
  • Jahn Teigen, Norwegian pop-rock singer (Popol Ace; Eurovison Song Contest, 1978, 1982 & 1983), dies at 70
  • Jan Kowalczyk, Polish equestrian rider (Olympics gold show jumping individual; silver team 1980), dies at 78
  • Katherine Johnson, American NASA mathematician (portrayed in film Hidden Figures), dies at 101
2020 Highlights

About February 24, 2020

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 1 month and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces