February 24 is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. There are 310 days remaining, 311 in leap years.
- 1987: Supernova 1987a is first seen.
- 1999: The State of Arizona executes Karl LaGrand, a German national involved in an armed robbery that led to a death. Karl's brother Walter is executed a week later, in spite of Germany's legal action in the International Court of Justice to attempt to save him. See the LaGrand case.
- 1999: Karl LaGrand (German national, executed by the State of Arizona (see Events, below).
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