Historical Events for 24th February 2021

1895 – Cuban war for independence begins
1908 – In ‘Muller v Oregon’, the US Supreme Court favors an Oregon law limiting maximum hours a woman may work and denies that it curtails ‘liberty of contract’
1938 – Du Pont begins commercial production of nylon toothbrush bristles
1946 – General Juan Perón first elected President of Argentina
1949 – Israel and Egypt sign an armistice agreement
1952 – Norway goes 1-2 in the men’s ski jumping event at the Oslo Winter Olympics with Arnfinn Bergmann winning gold ahead of teammate Torbjørn Falkanger
1989 – US Boeing 747 loses parts of roof over Pacific, 9 die
1997 – Deng Xiaoping the former paramount leader of China is cremated five days after he passed away
1997 – Qatar inaugurates the world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporting facility and formally launches Qatar Liquefied Gas Co.
2018 – UN Security Council passes resolution for 30 day ceasefire in Syria

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