February 24, 2017

February 24th in History Part IX


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On February 24th in 1999 A China Southern Airlines Tupolev TU-154 airliner crashes on approach to Wenzhou airport in eastern the People's Republic of China, killing 61.

On February 24th in 2006 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.

On February 24th in 2008 Fidel Castro retires as the President of Cuba due to ill health after nearly fifty years

On February 24th in 2013 Raúl Castro is elected to a second term as the President of Cuba

On February 24th in 2015 - The White House notified the U.S. Senate that President Obama had vetoed the Keystone XL oil pipeline bill.

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