History February 24th

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    0303 - 1st official Roman edict for persecution of Christians issued
    1510 - Pope Julius II excommunicates the republic of Venice
    1525 - Battle at Pavia: Emperor Karel V's troops beat French king; Francois I caught taken/8700 killed; Imperial forces defeat French in battle of Pavia
    1527 - Ferdinand of Austria crowned as king of Bohemia
    1530 - 1st imperial coronation by a Pope, Charles V crowned by Clement V
    1538 - King Ferdinand of Austria and King J nos Z polyai of Hungary sign Peace of Grosswardein
    1541 - Santiago, Chile founded by Pedro de Valvidia (or 2/12)
    1582 - Pope Gregory XIII announces New Style (Gregorian) calendar
    1613 - English princess Elizabeth marries earl Frederik of Palts
    1786 - Charles Cornwallis appointed governor-general of India
    1803 - Supreme Court 1st rules a law unconstitutional (Marbury v Madison)
    1821 - Mexico gains independence from Spain
    1836 - 3,000 Mexicans attack 182 Texans at Alamo, lasts 13 days
    1839 - Steam shovel patented by William Otis, Philadelphia
    1848 - King Louis-Philippe abdicates, 2nd French republic declared
    1855 - US Court of Claims forms for cases against govt
    1857 - 1st perforated US postage stamps delivered to govt
    1863 - Arizona Territory created
    1868 - 1st US parade with floats (Mardi Gras-Mobile Alabama)
    1868 - House of Reps vote 126 to 47, to impeach President Andrew Johnson
    1881 - De Lesseps' Co begins work on Panama Canal
    1888 - Louisville, Ky becomes 1st govt in US to adopt Australian ballot
    1895 - Cuban war for independence begins
    1903 - US signs agreement acquiring a naval station at Guantanamo Bay Cuba
    1905 - Simplon tunnel in Switzerland completed
    1917 - German plan to get Mexican help in WW I exposed (Zimmerman telegram)
    1917 - Russian revolution breaks out (3/8 NS)
    1918 - Estonia declares independence from Russia
    1920 - Peace treaty gives Estonia independence
    1921 - 1st transcontinental flight in 24 hrs flying time arrives Florida
    1923 - Flying Scotsman goes into service
    1923 - Mass arrests in US of mafia
    1924 - Greek parliament proclaims republic
    1924 - Mahatma Gandhi released from jail
    1925 - Thermit explosive 1st used to break up ice jam, Waddington, NY
    1933 - Final demonstration of German communist party in Berlin
    1933 - League of Nations tells Japanese to pull out of Manchuria
    1937 - 1st US group hospital-medical cooperative authorized, Wash, DC
    1941 - 43 Geuzen resistance fighter trial opens in the Hague
    1941 - Anti #@!&% meeting at Noordermarkt Amsterdam
    1942 - Voice of America begins broadcasting (in German)
    1944 - Argentina coup by Juan Peron minister of war
    1945 - Egypt and Syria declares war on #@!&%-Germany
    1945 - Manila freed from Japanese
    1945 - #@!&% occupiers begin state of siege
    1946 - Juan Peron elected President of Argentina
    1948 - Communist Party seizes complete control of Czechoslovakia
    1949 - Israel and Egypt sign an armistice agreement
    1949 - V-2/WAC-Corporal 1st rocket to outer space, White Sands, NM, 400 km
    1955 - Pact of Baghdad between Iraq and Turkey signed
    1960 - Italian govt of Segni falls
    1961 - Explorer (10) fails to reach Earth orbit
    1962 - General mobilization in Indonesia over New-Guinea
    1965 - East German president Ulbricht visits Egypt
    1966 - Coup ousts Pres Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana
    1968 - 1st pulsar discovered (CP 1919 by Jocelyn Burnell at Cambridge); Discovery of 1st pulsar announced
    1968 - US troops reconquer Hue Vietnam
    1969 - Mariner 6 launched for Mars flyby
    1971 - Algeria nationalizes French oil companies
    1974 - Pakistan officially recognizes Bangladesh
    1976 - Cuba adopts its constitution
    1977 - Pres Carter announces US foreign aid will consider human rights
    1979 - War between North and South Yemen begins
    1981 - Britain's Prince Charles announces engagement to Lady Diana Spencer
    1983 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
    1984 - Iraq resumes air attack on Iran
    1985 - Birendra, Bir Bikram Shah Dev crowned King of Nepal
    1986 - Texas Air buys Eastern Airlines for $676 million
    ***1986 - Voyager 2, 1st Uranus flyby
    1988 - South African apartheid regime bans the UDF
    1989 - 150-million-year-old fossil egg (oldest dinosaur embryo) found
    1989 - US Boeing 747 loses parts of roof over Pacific, 9 die
    1989 - Iran's Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini offers $1M-$3M bounty on Salman Rushdie's death due to his novel, "Satanic Verses"
    1991 - US and allies begin a ground war assault on Iraqi troops
    1996 - Cuba downs 2 US planes
    1997 - South Africa announces it is constructing largest modern day blimp
    1998 - Elton John knighted