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February 28th, 2008 (February 28 2008)EventFormer Prime Minister of Thailand Thaksin Shinawatra is arrested on corruption charges upon returning to Thailand after months of exile.
February 28th, 2008 (February 28 2008)DeathMike Smith, English musician (The Dave Clark Five) (born in 1943)
February 28th, 2007 (February 28 2007)EventJupiter flyby of the New Horizons Pluto-observer spacecraft.
February 28th, 2007 (February 28 2007)BirthPrincess Lalla Khadija of Morocco
February 28th, 2007 (February 28 2007)DeathBaron Charles Forte, Italian-born hotelier (born in 1908)Charles Fort Quotes
February 28th, 2007 (February 28 2007)DeathArthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. American historian and political commentator (b.1917)
February 28th, 2007 (February 28 2007)DeathBilly Thorpe, Australian musician (Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs) (born in 1946)
February 28th, 2006 (February 28 2006)DeathOwen Chamberlain, American physicist, Nobel laureate (born in 1920)
February 28th, 2005 (February 28 2005)EventLebanon s pro-Syrian prime minister, Omar Karami, resigns amid large anti-Syria street demonstrations in Beirut.
February 28th, 2005 (February 28 2005)EventA suicide bombing at a police recruiting centre in Al Hillah, Iraq kills 127.
February 28th, 2004 (February 28 2004)EventOver 1 million Taiwanese participating in the 228 Hand-in-Hand Rally form a 500-kilometre (300-mile) long human chain to commemorate the 228 Incident in 1947
February 28th, 2004 (February 28 2004)DeathDaniel J. Boorstin, American historian, writer, and Librarian of Congress (born in 1914)Daniel J. Boorstin Quotes
February 28th, 2004 (February 28 2004)DeathCarmen Laforet, famed Spanish novelist
February 28th, 2004 (February 28 2004)DeathAndres Nuiamae, Estonian soldier (born in 1982)
February 28th, 2003 (February 28 2003)DeathChris Brasher, English athlete (born in 1928)
February 28th, 2003 (February 28 2003)DeathFidel Sanchez Hernandez, President of El Salvador (born in 1917)
February 28th, 2003 (February 28 2003)DeathRoger Michael Needham, British cryptographer (born in 1935)
February 28th, 2003 (February 28 2003)DeathRudolf Kingslake, Lens designer, and Engineer (born in 1903)
February 28th, 2002 (February 28 2002)DeathMary Stuart, American actress (born in 1926)
February 28th, 2002 (February 28 2002)DeathHelmut Zacharias, German violinist (born in 1920)
February 28th, 2001 (February 28 2001)EventThe Nisqually Earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale hits the Nisqually Valley and the Seattle, Tacoma, and Olympia area of the U.S. state of Washington.
February 28th, 2001 (February 28 2001)EventSix passengers and four railway staff are killed and a further 82 people suffer serious injuries in the Selby rail crash.
February 28th, 1999 (February 28 1999)DeathChristine Glanville, British Puppeteer (. 1924)
February 28th, 1998 (February 28 1998)EventFirst flight of RQ-4 Global Hawk, the first unmanned aerial vehicle certified to file its own flight plans and fly regularly in U.S. civilian airspace.
February 28th, 1998 (February 28 1998)EventKosovo War: Serbian police begin the offensive against the Kosovo Liberation Army in Kosovo.
February 28th, 1998 (February 28 1998)DeathDermot Morgan, Irish actor and comedian (born in 1952)
February 28th, 1998 (February 28 1998)DeathArkady Shevchenko, Soviet diplomat (born in 1930)
February 28th, 1997 (February 28 1997)EventThe North Hollywood shootout takes place.
February 28th, 1995 (February 28 1995)EventDenver International Airport officially opens in Denver, Colorado to replace Stapleton International Airport
February 28th, 1993 (February 28 1993)EventBureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents raid the Branch Davidian church in Waco, Texas with a warrant to arrest the group s leader David Koresh. Four BATF agents and five Davidians die in the initial raid, starting a 51-day standoff.
February 28th, 1993 (February 28 1993)DeathIshiro Honda, Japanese film director (born in 1911)
February 28th, 1993 (February 28 1993)DeathRuby Keeler, Canadian actress and dancer (born in 1910)
February 28th, 1991 (February 28 1991)EventThe first Gulf War ends.
February 28th, 1991 (February 28 1991)BirthSarah Bolger, Irish actress
February 28th, 1991 (February 28 1991)DeathReinhard Bendix, German sociologist (born in 1916)
February 28th, 1991 (February 28 1991)DeathWassily Hoeffding, American statistician (born in 1914)
February 28th, 1989 (February 28 1989)BirthZhang Liyin, Chinese R&B singer
February 28th, 1988 (February 28 1988)BirthMarketa Irglova, Czech songwriter and actress
February 28th, 1987 (February 28 1987)BirthKerrea Gilbert, English footballer
February 28th, 1986 (February 28 1986)EventOlof Palme, Prime Minister of Sweden, is assassinated in Stockholm.Olof Palme Quotes
February 28th, 1986 (February 28 1986)DeathOlof Palme, Prime Minister of Sweden (born in 1927)Olof Palme Quotes
February 28th, 1986 (February 28 1986)DeathLaura Z. Hobson, American novelist (born in 1900)
February 28th, 1985 (February 28 1985)EventThe Provisional Irish Republican Army carries out a mortar attack on the Royal Ulster Constabulary police station at Newry, killing nine officers in the highest loss of life for the RUC on a single day.
February 28th, 1985 (February 28 1985)BirthFefe Dobson, Canadian singer
February 28th, 1985 (February 28 1985)BirthJelena Jankovic, Serbian tennis player
February 28th, 1985 (February 28 1985)DeathDavid Byron, English singer (Uriah Heep) (born in 1947)
February 28th, 1985 (February 28 1985)DeathRay Ellington, English singer (born in 1916)
February 28th, 1984 (February 28 1984)BirthBen Fagan, American musician and reality show contestant
February 28th, 1984 (February 28 1984)BirthKarolina Kurkova, Czech supermodel
February 28th, 1983 (February 28 1983)EventThe final episode of M*A*S*H is broadcast in the USA, becoming the most watched television episode in history, with 106-125 million viewers in the U.S. (estimate varies by source).
February 28th, 1982 (February 28 1982)BirthNatalia Vodianova, Russian supermodel
February 28th, 1981 (February 28 1981)BirthBrian Bannister, American baseball player
February 28th, 1981 (February 28 1981)BirthFlorent Serra, French tennis player
February 28th, 1980 (February 28 1980)BirthPascal Bosschaart, Dutch footballer
February 28th, 1980 (February 28 1980)BirthLucian Bute, Romanian-born Quebec boxer
February 28th, 1980 (February 28 1980)BirthPiotr Giza, Polish footballer
February 28th, 1980 (February 28 1980)BirthTayshaun Prince, American basketball player
February 28th, 1979 (February 28 1979)BirthSebastien Bourdais, French racing driver
February 28th, 1979 (February 28 1979)BirthMichael Bisping, English mixed martial artist Martial Quotes
February 28th, 1979 (February 28 1979)BirthIvo Karlovic, Croatian tennis player
February 28th, 1979 (February 28 1979)BirthPrimoz Peterka, Slovenian ski jumper
February 28th, 1979 (February 28 1979)DeathPaul Alverdes, German writer (born in 1897)
February 28th, 1978 (February 28 1978)BirthBenjamin Raich, Austrian Olympic skier
February 28th, 1978 (February 28 1978)BirthJamaal Tinsley, American basketball player
February 28th, 1978 (February 28 1978)BirthMariano Zabaleta, Argentine tennis player
February 28th, 1978 (February 28 1978)DeathPhilip Ahn, American actor (born in 1905)
February 28th, 1978 (February 28 1978)DeathZara Cully, American actress (born in 1892)
February 28th, 1978 (February 28 1978)DeathEric Frank Russell, English author (born in 1905)
February 28th, 1977 (February 28 1977)BirthJason Aldean, American country singer
February 28th, 1977 (February 28 1977)DeathEddie Rochester Anderson, American actor (born in 1905)
February 28th, 1976 (February 28 1976)BirthAli Larter, American actress and modelAli Larter Quotes
February 28th, 1976 (February 28 1976)BirthAdam Pine, Australian swimmer
February 28th, 1976 (February 28 1976)BirthGuillaume Lemay-Thivierge, Canadian actor
February 28th, 1975 (February 28 1975)EventA major tube train crash at Moorgate station, London kills 43 people.
February 28th, 1975 (February 28 1975)BirthMike Rucker, American football player
February 28th, 1974 (February 28 1974)EventAfter seven years, the United States and Egypt re-establish diplomatic relations.
February 28th, 1974 (February 28 1974)BirthLee Carsley, Irish footballer
February 28th, 1974 (February 28 1974)BirthMoana Mackey, New Zealand politician
February 28th, 1974 (February 28 1974)DeathBobby Bloom, American singer/songwriter (born in 1946)
February 28th, 1973 (February 28 1973)BirthEric Lindros, Canadian ice hockey player
February 28th, 1973 (February 28 1973)BirthNicolas Minassian, French racing driver
February 28th, 1972 (February 28 1972)EventThe Asama-Sanso incident ends in Japan.
February 28th, 1972 (February 28 1972)EventSino-American relations: The United States and People s Republic of China sign the Shanghai Communique.
February 28th, 1972 (February 28 1972)BirthRory Cochrane, American actor
February 28th, 1971 (February 28 1971)BirthTristan Louis, American writer
February 28th, 1971 (February 28 1971)BirthJunya Nakano, Japanese composer
February 28th, 1971 (February 28 1971)BirthPeter Stebbings, Canadian actor
February 28th, 1970 (February 28 1970)BirthDaniel Handler, American writer, better known as Lemony Snicket
February 28th, 1970 (February 28 1970)BirthNoureddine Morceli, Algerian athlete
February 28th, 1969 (February 28 1969)BirthButch Leitzinger, American race car driver
February 28th, 1969 (February 28 1969)BirthRobert Sean Leonard, American actor
February 28th, 1969 (February 28 1969)BirthTor Oivind Odegaard, Norwegian track runner
February 28th, 1969 (February 28 1969)BirthPatrick Monahan, American singer (Train)
February 28th, 1968 (February 28 1968)BirthStephan Lebeau, Canadian ice hockey player
February 28th, 1967 (February 28 1967)BirthColin Cooper, English footballer
February 28th, 1967 (February 28 1967)DeathHenry Luce, American publisher (born in 1898)
February 28th, 1966 (February 28 1966)BirthPaulo Futre, Portuguese footballer
February 28th, 1966 (February 28 1966)DeathJonathan Hale, Canadian-born actor (born in 1891)
February 28th, 1964 (February 28 1964)BirthDjamolidine Abdoujaparov, Uzbekistan cyclist
February 28th, 1963 (February 28 1963)BirthClaudio Chiappucci, Italian cyclist
February 28th, 1963 (February 28 1963)DeathRajendra Prasad, First President of India (born in 1884)
February 28th, 1961 (February 28 1961)BirthRae Dawn Chong, Canadian actress
February 28th, 1961 (February 28 1961)BirthMark Latham, Australian politician
February 28th, 1961 (February 28 1961)BirthRene Simard, French Canadian singer and TV host
February 28th, 1961 (February 28 1961)BirthEric Bachelart, Belgian racing driver
February 28th, 1960 (February 28 1960)BirthDorothy Stratten, Canadian actress (died in 1980)
February 28th, 1959 (February 28 1959)DeathMaxwell Anderson, American playwright and film writer (born in 1888)
February 28th, 1958 (February 28 1958)BirthJeanne Mas, French singer and actress
February 28th, 1957 (February 28 1957)BirthPaul Delph, American musician and producer (died in 1996)
February 28th, 1957 (February 28 1957)BirthAinsley Harriott, British celebrity chef
February 28th, 1957 (February 28 1957)BirthJohn Turturro, American actor
February 28th, 1957 (February 28 1957)BirthCindy Wilson, American singer (The B-52 s)
February 28th, 1956 (February 28 1956)BirthAdrian Dantley, American basketball player
February 28th, 1956 (February 28 1956)BirthJimmy Nicholl, Canadian-born Northern Irish footballer
February 28th, 1956 (February 28 1956)BirthMike Tenay, American wrestling commentator
February 28th, 1956 (February 28 1956)DeathEmile Buisson, French murderer executed (born in 1902)
February 28th, 1955 (February 28 1955)BirthGilbert Gottfried, American comedian
February 28th, 1954 (February 28 1954)BirthBrian Billick, American football coach
February 28th, 1953 (February 28 1953)EventJames D. Watson and Francis Crick announce to friends that they have determined the chemical structure of DNA; the formal announcement takes place on April 25 following publication in April Nature (puborn in April 2).James D. Watson Quotes
February 28th, 1953 (February 28 1953)BirthIngo Hoffmann, Brazilian racing driver
February 28th, 1953 (February 28 1953)BirthPaul Krugman, American economist
February 28th, 1952 (February 28 1952)BirthWilliam Finn, American composer
February 28th, 1951 (February 28 1951)BirthBill Cratty, American modern dancer and choreographer (died in 1998)
February 28th, 1948 (February 28 1948)BirthSteven Chu, American physicist, Nobel laureate
February 28th, 1948 (February 28 1948)BirthMike Figgis, English director
February 28th, 1948 (February 28 1948)BirthBernadette Peters, American actress and singer
February 28th, 1948 (February 28 1948)BirthMercedes Ruehl, American actress
February 28th, 1947 (February 28 1947)Event228 Incident: In Taiwan, civil disorder is put down with the loss of 30,000 civilian lives.
February 28th, 1947 (February 28 1947)BirthStephanie Beacham, English actress
February 28th, 1946 (February 28 1946)BirthRobin Cook, British politician (died in 2005)
February 28th, 1945 (February 28 1945)BirthBubba Smith, American football player and actor
February 28th, 1944 (February 28 1944)BirthWin Aung, Burmese politician
February 28th, 1944 (February 28 1944)BirthKelly Bishop, American actress
February 28th, 1944 (February 28 1944)BirthSepp Maier, German footballer
February 28th, 1943 (February 28 1943)BirthBarbara Acklin, American soul singer (died in 1998)
February 28th, 1943 (February 28 1943)BirthCharles Bernstein, American composer
February 28th, 1942 (February 28 1942)EventThe heavy cruiser USS Houston (CA-30) is sunk in the Battle of Sunda Strait with 693 crew members killed.
February 28th, 1942 (February 28 1942)BirthFrank Bonner, American actor
February 28th, 1942 (February 28 1942)BirthBrian Jones, English musician (The Rolling Stones) (died in 1969)
February 28th, 1942 (February 28 1942)BirthDino Zoff, Italian footballer
February 28th, 1942 (February 28 1942)DeathKarel Doorman, Dutch admiral (born in 1889)
February 28th, 1941 (February 28 1941)DeathKing Alfonso XIII of Spain (born in 1886)
February 28th, 1940 (February 28 1940)EventBasketball is televised for the first time (Fordham University vs. the University of Pittsburgh in Madison Square Garden).
February 28th, 1940 (February 28 1940)BirthMario Andretti, Italian-American race car driver and one-time F1 world champion
February 28th, 1940 (February 28 1940)BirthJoe South, American singer
February 28th, 1939 (February 28 1939)EventThe first issue of Serbian weekly magazine Politikin zabavnik is published.
February 28th, 1939 (February 28 1939)EventThe erroneous word "Dord" is discovered in the Webster s New International Dictionary, Second Edition, prompting an investigation.
February 28th, 1939 (February 28 1939)BirthDaniel C. Tsui, Chinese-born physicist, Nobel laureate
February 28th, 1939 (February 28 1939)BirthTommy Tune, American dancer
February 28th, 1936 (February 28 1936)DeathCharles Nicolle, French bacteriologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (born in 1866)
February 28th, 1935 (February 28 1935)EventNylon is invented by Wallace Carothers.
February 28th, 1935 (February 28 1935)DeathChiquinha Gonzaga, Brazilian composer (born in 1847).
February 28th, 1933 (February 28 1933)EventGleichschaltung: The Reichstag Fire Decree is passed in Germany a day after the Reichstag fire.
February 28th, 1933 (February 28 1933)BirthMiro Sterzaj, Slovenian 9-pin bowler
February 28th, 1933 (February 28 1933)BirthRein Taagepera, Estonian politician
February 28th, 1932 (February 28 1932)BirthDon Francks, Canadian actor
February 28th, 1932 (February 28 1932)DeathGuillaume Bigourdan, French astronomer (born in 1851)
February 28th, 1931 (February 28 1931)BirthDean Smith, American basketball coach
February 28th, 1930 (February 28 1930)BirthLeon Neil Cooper, American physicist, Nobel laureate
February 28th, 1930 (February 28 1930)BirthGavin MacLeod, American actor
February 28th, 1929 (February 28 1929)BirthHayden Fry, American football coach
February 28th, 1929 (February 28 1929)BirthFrank Gehry, Canadian-American architect
February 28th, 1929 (February 28 1929)BirthJohn Montague, Irish poet
February 28th, 1929 (February 28 1929)BirthJoseph Rouleau, French Canadian bass opera singer
February 28th, 1929 (February 28 1929)DeathClemens von Pirquet, Austrian physician (born in 1874)
February 28th, 1926 (February 28 1926)BirthSvetlana Alliluyeva, Soviet defector, daughter of Joseph StalinJoseph Stalin Quotes
February 28th, 1925 (February 28 1925)BirthHarry H Corbett, English actor (died in 1982)
February 28th, 1925 (February 28 1925)DeathFriedrich Ebert, Chancellor of Germany (born in 1871)
February 28th, 1923 (February 28 1923)BirthCharles Durning, American actor
February 28th, 1922 (February 28 1922)EventThe United Kingdom accepts the independence of Egypt.
February 28th, 1921 (February 28 1921)BirthPierre Clostermann, French World War II pilot (died in 2006)
February 28th, 1916 (February 28 1916)BirthCesar Climaco, Filipino politician (died in 1984)
February 28th, 1916 (February 28 1916)DeathHenry James, American writer (born in 1843)Henry James Quotes
February 28th, 1915 (February 28 1915)BirthKetti Frings, American Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter, (died in 1981)
February 28th, 1915 (February 28 1915)BirthPeter Medawar, Brazilian-born scientist, Nobel laureate (died in 1987)
February 28th, 1915 (February 28 1915)BirthZero Mostel, American actor (died in 1977)Zero Mostel Quotes
February 28th, 1912 (February 28 1912)BirthClara Petacci, Italian mistress of Benito Mussolini (died in 1945)Benito Mussolini Quotes
February 28th, 1909 (February 28 1909)BirthStephen Spender, English poet (died in 1995)
February 28th, 1908 (February 28 1908)BirthBillie Bird, American actress (died in 2002)
February 28th, 1908 (February 28 1908)BirthAlexander Golitzen, American art director (died in 2005)
February 28th, 1907 (February 28 1907)BirthMilton Caniff, American cartoonist (Terry and the Pirates, Steve Canyon) (died in 1988)
February 28th, 1906 (February 28 1906)BirthBugsy Siegel, American gangster (died in 1947)
February 28th, 1903 (February 28 1903)BirthVincente Minnelli, American film director (died in 1986)
February 28th, 1901 (February 28 1901)BirthLinus Pauling, American chemist and activist, Nobel laureate (died in 1994)Linus Pauling Quotes
February 28th, 1900 (February 28 1900)EventThe Second Boer War: The 118-day "Siege of Ladysmith" is lifted.
February 28th, 1900 (February 28 1900)BirthWolfram Hirth, German pilot (died in 1959)
February 28th, 1897 (February 28 1897)EventQueen Ranavalona III, the last monarch of Madagascar, is deposed by a French military force.
February 28th, 1896 (February 28 1896)BirthPhilip Showalter Hench, American physician, Nobel laureate (died in 1965)
February 28th, 1895 (February 28 1895)BirthMarcel Pagnol, French novelist, playwright and film director (died in 1974)
February 28th, 1894 (February 28 1894)BirthBen Hecht, American playwright (died in 1964)
February 28th, 1885 (February 28 1885)EventThe American Telephone and Telegraph Company is incorporated in New York State as the subsidiary of American Bell Telephone. (American Bell would later merge with its subsidiary.)
February 28th, 1883 (February 28 1883)EventThe first vaudeville theater opens in Boston, Massachusetts.
February 28th, 1882 (February 28 1882)BirthGeraldine Farrar, American soprano (died in 1967)
February 28th, 1882 (February 28 1882)BirthJose Vasconcelos, Mexican writer (died in 1959)
February 28th, 1882 (February 28 1882)BirthPadraic O Conaire, Irish writer (died in 1928)
February 28th, 1878 (February 28 1878)BirthPierre Fatou, French mathematician (died in 1929)
February 28th, 1878 (February 28 1878)BirthArtur Kapp, Estonian composer (died in 1952)
February 28th, 1870 (February 28 1870)EventThe Bulgarian Exarchate is established by decree of Sultan Abd-ul-Aziz of the Ottoman Empire.
February 28th, 1869 (February 28 1869)DeathAlphonse de Lamartine, French writer and poet (born in 1790)Alphonse de Lamartine Quotes
February 28th, 1865 (February 28 1865)BirthWilfred Grenfell, medical missionary (died in 1940)
February 28th, 1861 (February 28 1861)EventColorado is organized as a United States territory.
February 28th, 1857 (February 28 1857)DeathAndre Dumont, Belgian geologist (born in 1809)
February 28th, 1854 (February 28 1854)EventThe Republican Party of the United States is organized in Ripon, Wisconsin.
February 28th, 1851 (February 28 1851)BirthSamuel W. McCall, 47th Governor of Massachusetts (died in 1923)
February 28th, 1850 (February 28 1850)EventThe University of Utah opens in Salt Lake City, Utah.
February 28th, 1849 (February 28 1849)EventRegular steamboat service from the west to the east coast of the United States begins with the arrival of the SS California in San Francisco Bay, 4 months 21 days after leaving New York Harbor.
February 28th, 1844 (February 28 1844)EventA gun on USS Princeton explodes while the boat is on a Potomac River cruise, killing two United States Cabinet members and several others.
February 28th, 1841 (February 28 1841)BirthAdrien Albert Marie de Mun, French politician (died in 1914)
February 28th, 1840 (February 28 1840)BirthHenri Duveyrier, French explorer (died in 1892)
February 28th, 1838 (February 28 1838)EventRobert Nelson, leader of the Patriotes, proclaims the independence of Lower Canada (today Quebec)
February 28th, 1838 (February 28 1838)BirthMaurice Levy, French engineer (died in 1910)
February 28th, 1833 (February 28 1833)BirthAlfred von Schlieffen, German field marshal (died in 1913)
February 28th, 1827 (February 28 1827)EventThe Baltimore & Ohio Railroad is incorporated, becoming the first railroad in America offering commercial transportation of both people and freight.
February 28th, 1824 (February 28 1824)BirthBlondin, French tightrope walker (died in 1897)
February 28th, 1823 (February 28 1823)BirthErnest Renan, French philosopher (died in 1892)Ernest Renan Quotes
February 28th, 1820 (February 28 1820)BirthJohn Tenniel, English illustrator (died in 1914)
February 28th, 1812 (February 28 1812)BirthBerthold Auerbach, German poet and author (died in 1882)
February 28th, 1788 (February 28 1788)DeathThomas Cushing, American Continental Congressman (born in 1725)
February 28th, 1787 (February 28 1787)EventThe charter establishing the institution now known as the University of Pittsburgh is granted.
February 28th, 1786 (February 28 1786)DeathJohn Gwynn, English architect and engineer (born in 1713)
February 28th, 1784 (February 28 1784)EventJohn Wesley charters the Methodist Church.John Wesley Quotes
February 28th, 1746 (February 28 1746)DeathHermann von der Hardt, German historian (born in 1660)
February 28th, 1724 (February 28 1724)BirthGeorge Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend, British field marshal (died in 1807)
February 28th, 1712 (February 28 1712)BirthLouis-Joseph de Montcalm, French military commander (died in 1759)
February 28th, 1710 (February 28 1710)EventIn the Battle of Helsingborg, 14,000 Danish invaders under Jorgen Rantzau are decisively defeated by an equally sized Swedish force under Magnus Stenbock.
February 28th, 1704 (February 28 1704)BirthLouis Godin, French astronomer (died in 1760)
February 28th, 1700 (February 28 1700)EventToday is followed by March 1 in Sweden, thus creating the Swedish calendar.
February 28th, 1683 (February 28 1683)BirthRene Antoine Ferchault de Reaumur, French scientist (died in 1757)
February 28th, 1675 (February 28 1675)BirthGuillaume Delisle, French cartographer (died in 1726)
February 28th, 1670 (February 28 1670)BirthBenjamin Wadsworth, American President of Harvard University (died in 1737)
February 28th, 1648 (February 28 1648)DeathKing Christian IV of Denmark and Norway (born in 1577)
February 28th, 1621 (February 28 1621)DeathCosimo II de Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (born in 1590)
February 28th, 1612 (February 28 1612)BirthJohn Pearson, English theologian (died in 1686)
February 28th, 1573 (February 28 1573)BirthElias Holl, German Architect (died in 1646)
February 28th, 1572 (February 28 1572)DeathAegidius Tschudi, Swiss historian (born in 1505)
February 28th, 1552 (February 28 1552)BirthJoost Burgi, Swiss clockmaker (died in 1632)
February 28th, 1533 (February 28 1533)BirthMichel de Montaigne, French writer (died in 1592)Michel de Montaigne Quotes
February 28th, 1525 (February 28 1525)DeathCuauhtemoc, Aztec ruler
February 28th, 1510 (February 28 1510)DeathJuan de la Cosa, Spanish cartographer and explorer
February 28th, 1485 (February 28 1485)DeathNiclas, Graf von Abensberg, German soldier (born in 1441)
February 28th, 1453 (February 28 1453)DeathIsabella, Duchess of Lorraine (born in 1400)
February 28th, 1409 (February 28 1409)BirthElisabeth II of Bohemia (died in 1442)
February 28th, 1326 (February 28 1326)DeathDuke Leopold I of Austria (born in 1290)
February 28th, 1261 (February 28 1261)BirthMargaret of Scotland, queen of Norway (died in 1283)
February 28th, 1261 (February 28 1261)DeathHenry III, Duke of Brabant (born in c. 1230)
February 28th, 1155 (February 28 1155)BirthHenry the Young King, son of Henry II of England (died in 1183)
February 28th, 0870 (February 28 0870)EventThe Fourth Council of Constantinople closes.
February 28th, 0364 (February 28 0364)EventValentinian I becomes Roman Emperor.
February 28th, 0228 (February 28 0228)DeathPeace Memorial Day, the day of commemorating the 228 IncidentTaiwan
February 28th, 0202 (February 28 0202)Eventcoronation ceremony of Liu Bang as Emperor Gaozu of Han takes place, initiating four centuries of the Han Dynasty s rule over China

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