#TDIH – February 24


Happy Birthday to Benjamin Gardner

1582 – With the papal bull Inter gravissimas, Pope Gregory XIII announces the Gregorian calendar.

1895 – Revolution breaks out in Baire, a town near Santiago de Cuba, beginning the Cuban War of Independence, that ends with the Spanish–American War in 1898.

1917 – World War I: The U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom is given the Zimmermann Telegram, in which Germany pledges to ensure the return of New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona to Mexico if Mexico declares war on the United States.

1920 – The Nazi Party is founded.

1955 – First flight of the BOMARC surface-to-air missile

1984 – First flight of the Boeing 737-300

1998 – Henny Youngman, English-American comedian and violinist  dies. (b. 1906)

2003 – The 777-300ER completes its first flight.

2006 – Don Knotts, American actor dies. (b. 1924)

2011 – Final Launch of Space Shuttle Discovery (OV-103).

Flag Day (Mexico)