Lionel Messi Soccer World Cup 2022

The 2022 Soccer World Cup is set to bookend the era in which Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been the sport’s two stand-out players. Image: Wikimedia Commons

On This Day: What happened on 24 February?

We look back on this day in history and remember the people and events that shaped the world we live in today.

Lionel Messi Soccer World Cup 2022

The 2022 Soccer World Cup is set to bookend the era in which Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been the sport’s two stand-out players. Image: Wikimedia Commons

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 24 February, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 24 FEBRUARY

2016 | Tara Air Flight 193, de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter, crashed, killing 23 people, in Solighopte, Myagdi District, Dhaulagiri Area, en route from Pokhara Airport to Jomsom.

2015 | The Metrolink train derailed in Oxnard, California following a truck collision, resulting in more than 30 injuries.

2007 | Japan launched its fourth spy satellite, increasing its ability to monitor potential threats such as North Korea.

2006 | Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo announced Proclamation 1017 placing the country at risk in an attempt to undermine the possibility of a military coup.

ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

2006 | American author and educator, Octavia E. Butler, 59.

1975 | Russian marshal and politician, sixth Premier of the Soviet Union, Nikolai Bulganin, 80.

2006 | Canadian broadcaster, co-founded MuchMusic, John Martin, 59.

2007 | American football player, Damien Nash, 25.

2002 | Ukrainian-American pianist and composer, Leo Ornstein, 109.

BIRTHDAYS

1978 | Japanese drummer and songwriter, Shinya.

1984 | American wrestler and sportscaster, Corey Graves.

1981 | Australian tennis player, Lleyton Hewitt.

1970 | American film actor, Jonathan Ward.

1963 | Canadian ice hockey player, Mike Vernon.

1977 | American baseball player and singer, Bronson Arroyo.

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SPORTS

2021 | Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona beat Elche, in a 3-0 win at home stadium(Camp Nou) in La Liga.

ENTERTAINMENT

2006 | “Madea’s Family Reunion” for the first time was released in the United States on this day.

AFRICA FACT

Djenné Mosque in Mali, built in 1907, is the world’s largest mud-brick building.