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Tuesday February 28, 2017

February 28: Day of the Week

February 28, 2017 was the 59th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 306 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Pisces is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

February 28 Historical Event(s)

  • 1854
    The Republican Party of the United States is organized in Ripon, Wisconsin.
  • 1883
    The first vaudeville theater opens in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 1893
    The USS Indiana, the lead ship of her class and the first battleship in the United States Navy comparable to foreign battleships of the time, is launched.
  • 1900
    The Second Boer War: The 118-day “Siege of Ladysmith” is lifted.
  • 1940
    Basketball is televised for the first time (Fordham University vs. the University of Pittsburgh in Madison Square Garden).
  • 1942
    The heavy cruiser USS Houston is sunk in the Battle of Sunda Strait with 693 crew members killed, along with HMAS Perth which lost 375 men.
  • 1947
    228 Incident: In Taiwan, civil disorder is put down with the loss of 30,000 civilian lives.
  • 1954
    The first color television sets using the NTSC standard are offered for sale to the general public.
  • 1986
    Olof Palme, Prime Minister of Sweden, is assassinated in Stockholm.
  • 1993
    Bureau 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.

Who were born on February 28?

  • 1155
    Henry the Young King, son of Henry II of England (d. 1183)
  • 1812
    Berthold Auerbach, German poet and author (d. 1882)
  • 1833
    Alfred von Schlieffen, German field marshal (d. 1913)
  • 1840
    Henri Duveyrier, French explorer (d. 1892)
  • 1896
    Philip Showalter Hench, American physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1965)
  • 1961
    René Simard, Canadian singer and TV host
  • 1969
    Butch Leitzinger, American race car driver
  • 1980
    Esquerdinha, Brazilian footballer
  • 1985
    Fefe Dobson, Canadian singer
  • 1988
    Aroldis Chapman, Cuban baseball player

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