24th February

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2005 Popes Pope John Paul II undergos an operation to insert a tube in his throat to relieve his breathing problems.
1999 Stephen Lawrence report criticises police A report on the murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence says London's police force is 'institutionally racist'.
1981 Prince Charles engagement to Diana Spencer Buckingham Palace announces the engagement of Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer (who upon marraige becomes Princess Diana).
1955 Weather - Snow and cold hits Britain Deep snow and freezing temperatures continue to cause havoc across much of Britain.
1950 British politics Clement Attlee returns as prime minister of Britain but with a single-figure majority.
1821 Mexico declares independence Mexico declares its independence from Spain.
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On This Day - 24th February