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Sunday February 28, 2016

February 28: Day of the Week

February 28, 2016 was the 59th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 307 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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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)

  • 1638
    The Scottish National Covenant is signed in Edinburgh.
  • 1710
    In the Battle of Helsingborg, 14,000 Danish invaders under Jørgen Rantzau are decisively defeated by an equally sized Swedish force under Magnus Stenbock.
  • 1784
    John Wesley charters the Methodist Church.
  • 1827
    The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad is incorporated, becoming the first railroad in America offering commercial transportation of both people and freight.
  • 1854
    The Republican Party of the United States is organized in Ripon, Wisconsin.
  • 1883
    The first vaudeville theater opens in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 1900
    The Second Boer War: The 118-day “Siege of Ladysmith” is lifted.
  • 1935
    DuPont scientist Wallace Carothers invents nylon.
  • 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.
  • 1997
    The North Hollywood shootout takes place, resulting in the injury of 19 people and the deaths of both perpetrators.

Who were born on February 28?

  • 1670
    Benjamin Wadsworth, American President of Harvard University (d. 1737)
  • 1878
    Pierre Fatou, French mathematician (d. 1929)
  • 1895
    Marcel Pagnol, French novelist, playwright and film director (d. 1974)
  • 1926
    Svetlana Alliluyeva, Soviet defector, daughter of Joseph Stalin
  • 1958
    Natalya Estemirova, Russian activist (d. 2009)
  • 1960
    Dorothy Stratten, Canadian actress (d. 1980)
  • 1971
    Maxine Bahns, American actress
  • 1979
    Ivo Karlović, Croatian tennis player
  • 1980
    Christian Poulsen, Danish footballer
  • 1985
    Tim Bresnan, British cricketer

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