24 February 2013

Timeline February 24 & 25

February 24
1582  Pope Gregory XIII issued a papal bull outlining his calendar reforms. (The Gregorian Calendar is the calendar in general use today.)
1723  John Burgoyne, British general, was born.
1986  Tommy Douglas, Canadian politician, died.
2008  Cuba's parliament named Raul Castro president, ending nearly 50 years of rule by his brother Fidel.

Februrary 25
1723  Sir Christopher Wren, English architect, died.
1836  Samuel Colt, American inventor, patented his revolver.
1873  Enrico Caruso, Italian operatic tenor, was born.

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