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Today is February 24th, 2018 and is a Saturday.

On this day in....

2008: Fidel Castro retires as the President of Cuba after nearly fifty years.

2007: Japan launches its fourth spy satellite, stepping up its ability to monitor potential threats such as North Korea.

2006: Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declares Proclamation 1017 placing the country in a state of emergency in attempt to subdue a possible military coup.

1999: The State of Arizona executes Karl LaGrand, a German national convicted of murder during a botched bank robbery, in spite of Germany's legal action to attempt to save him.

1996: The last occurrence of February 24 as a leap day in the European Union and for the Roman Catholic Church.