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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1638The Scottish National Covenant is signed in Edinburgh.
- 1710In the Battle of Helsingborg, 14,000 Danish invaders under Jørgen Rantzau are decisively defeated by an equally sized Swedish force under Magnus Stenbock.
- 1827The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad is incorporated, becoming the first railroad in America offering commercial transportation of both people and freight.
- 1870The Bulgarian Exarchate is established by decree of Sultan Abd-ul-Aziz of the Ottoman Empire.
- 1933Gleichschaltung: The Reichstag Fire Decree is passed in Germany a day after the Reichstag fire.
- 1947228 Incident: In Taiwan, civil disorder is put down with the loss of 30,000 civilian lives.
- 1953James 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’s Nature (pub. April 2).
- 1986Olof Palme, Prime Minister of Sweden, is assassinated in Stockholm.
- 1997The North Hollywood shootout takes place, resulting in the injury of 19 people and the deaths of both perpetrators.
- 2001The 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.
Who were born on February 28?
- 1683René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, French scientist (d. 1757)
- 1712Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, French military commander (d. 1759)
- 1906Bugsy Siegel, American gangster (d. 1947)
- 1929Joseph Rouleau, Canadian bass opera singer
- 1930Leon Neil Cooper, American physicist, Nobel laureate
- 1957Ainsley Harriott, British celebrity chef
- 1957John Turturro, American actor
- 1963Claudio Chiappucci, Italian cyclist
- 1970Noureddine Morceli, Algerian athlete
- 1973Masato Tanaka, Japanese professional wrestler
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