The 365 - Today in US Political History
Historical facts and highlights from today in United States Political History. Presented by the 1461
February 24, 2017
February 24th in History Part IX
February 24th in History
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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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