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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.

February 2016
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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)

  • 1838
    Robert Nelson, leader of the Patriotes, proclaims the independence of Lower Canada (today Quebec)
  • 1870
    The Bulgarian Exarchate is established by decree of Sultan Abd-ul-Aziz of the Ottoman Empire.
  • 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.
  • 1914
    The Autonomous Republic of Northern Epirus is proclaimed in Gjirokastër, by the Greeks living in southern Albania.
  • 1922
    The United Kingdom ends its protectorate over Egypt through a Unilateral Declaration of Independence.
  • 1972
    Sino-American relations: The United States and People’s Republic of China sign the Shanghai Communiqué.
  • 1986
    Olof Palme, Prime Minister of Sweden, is assassinated in Stockholm.
  • 1997
    GRB 970228, a highly luminous flash of gamma rays, strikes the Earth for 80 seconds, providing early evidence that gamma-ray bursts occur well beyond the Milky Way.
  • 2004
    Over 1 million Taiwanese participating in the 228 Hand-in-Hand Rally form a 500 km long human chain to commemorate the 228 Incident in 1947

Who were born on February 28?

  • 1573
    Elias Holl, German Architect (d. 1646)
  • 1923
    Charles Durning, American actor
  • 1930
    Leon Neil Cooper, American physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1949
    Ilene Graff, American actress and singer
  • 1956
    Guy Maddin, Canadian film director
  • 1971
    Maxine Bahns, American actress
  • 1973
    Nicolas Minassian, French racing driver
  • 1974
    Lee Carsley, Irish footballer
  • 1976
    Ali Larter, American actress and model
  • 1981
    Florent Serra, French tennis player

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