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February 24


1582   Pope Gregory XIII announces the Gregorian calendar.

1839   William Otis invents the steam shovel.

1868   First parade to have floats is held

1868   Andrew Johnson is the first US President to be impeached

1946   Juan Peron is elected president of Argentina.

1970   National Public Radio (NPR) is founded.

Famous Birthdays:

1885   Admiral Chester Nimitz (WWII Fleet Admiral)

1942   Joe Lieberman (US Senator)

1955   Steven Jobs (Apple Computer)

1956   Eddie Murray (Baseball player)

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