1863: Arizona if formally organized as a territory of the U.S.
1868:S President Andrew Johnson becomes the first U.S president impeached by the U.S House of Representatives. However, he is eventually acquitted by the U.S Senate.
1920: The National Socialist German Workers’ Party – otherwise known as the Nazi Party – is founded on this day.
1968: The Tet Offensive comes to a halt and South Vietnam takes back the city known as Hue.
1980: After completing its Miracle on Ice against the Soviet Union just 2-days earlier, the United States Olympic Hockey Team makes it official when they defeat Finland 4-2 to win the gold medal in ice hockey.
1981: Central Greece is hit with an earthquake that ends up killing over 20 people and destroying buildings in several different towns.
1983: The internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II is officially condemned by a special commission of the U.S Congress.
1989: 9 passengers are blown out of United Airlines Flight 811 when it rips open during a flight to New Zealand from Honolulu.
2004: Over 600 people are killed, 900 are injured and 15,000 are displaced when an earthquake hits Northern Morocco.
2007: The country of Japan puts its 4th spy satellite into space. This gives the country the much needed ability to monitor potential threats such as North Korea.
2015: When a MetroLink Train derails in the city of Oxnard in California, more than thirty people are injured.
Famous Birthdays on February 24
German author and anthropologist, Wilhelm Grimm is born in 1786.
American painter and illustrator, Winslow Homer is born in 1836.
American Admiral Chester W. Nimitz is born in 1885.
American actress Marjorie Main is born in 1890.
American singer-songwriter George Thorogood is born in 1950.
American actress Debra Jo Rupp is born in 1951.
American actor Mark Moses is born in 1958.
American actress Beth Broderick is born in 1959.
American boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is born in 1977.