What Happened On This Day – February 24
2010 Sachin Tendulkar becomes the first cricket player to score a double-century in the One Day International format
The Indian sportsman is widely recognized as one of the greatest batsmen in cricket.
1989 A Boeing 747 jumbo jet rips open over the Pacific Ocean
United Airlines Flight 811 experienced an explosive decompression, resulting in the death of 9 passengers.
1920 The German nazi party is founded
Adolf Hitler became the party's leader in 1921.
1607 The world's first opera is premiered
Claudio Monteverdi's “L'Orfeo” is still performed regularly today.
1582 Pope Gregory XIII orders the introduction of the Gregorian calendar
Luigi Lilio's reform of the Julian calendar was first introduced in some European countries and is now the world's most widely used calendar.
Births On This Day,
1981 Lleyton Hewitt
Australian tennis player
1956 Judith Butler
1955 Steve Jobs
American businessman, co-founded Apple Inc., Pixar
1955 Alain Prost
French race car driver
1304 Ibn Battuta
Deaths On This Day,
1993 Bobby Moore
English footballer, manager
1990 Malcolm Forbes
1986 Tommy Douglas
Scottish/Canadian minister, politician, 7th Premier of Saskatchewan
1929 André Messager
1799 Georg Christoph Lichtenberg