Historical events for today February 24th.
1803 Supreme Court 1st rules a law unconstitutional (Marbury vs Madison)
1821 Mexico gains independence from Spain
1836 3,000 Mexicans attack 182 Texans at the Alamo, lasts 13 days
1863 Arizona Territory created
1868 House of Representatives vote 126 to 47, to impeach President Andrew Johnson
1868 1st US parade with floats (Mardi Gras-Mobile AL)
1903 US signs agreement acquiring a naval station at Guantanamo Bay Cuba
1920 The German Workers Party, which later became the Nazi Party, met in Munich to adopt its platform.
1938 Du Pont begins commercial production of nylon toothbrush bristles
1945 American soldiers liberated the Philippine capital of Manila from Japanese control during World War II.
1968 US troops reconquer Hue Vietnam
1981 Buckingham Palace announced the engagement of Britain's Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer.
1991 US & allies begin a ground war assault on Iraqi troops
1998 Elton John knighted.
2006 South Dakota lawmakers approved a ban on nearly all abortions.
Famous people in history who were born on February 24th.
1885 Admiral Chester Nimitz US Admiral (commanded Pacific fleet in WWII)