24 February It Happened Today


1582  Pope Gregory XIII introduces the Gregorian calendar to replace the Julian calendar.

1786  Birth of Wilhelm Grimm, who along with his brother Jakob, compiled Grimm’s Fairytales.

1920  Nancy Astor becomes the first elected female Member of Parliament in Britain.

1946  Juan Peron is elected President of Argentina.

1955  Birth of Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc.


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