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Saturday February 28, 2015

February 28: Day of the Week

February 28, 2015 was the 59th day of the year 2015 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 306 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

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

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

February 2015

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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)

  • 870
    The Fourth Council of Constantinople closes.
  • 1870
    The Bulgarian Exarchate is established by decree of Sultan Abd-ul-Aziz of the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1922
    The United Kingdom ends its protectorate over Egypt through a Unilateral Declaration of Independence.
  • 1928
    C.V. Raman discovers Raman effect.
  • 1933
    Gleichschaltung: The Reichstag Fire Decree is passed in Germany a day after the Reichstag fire.
  • 1939
    The erroneous word “dord” is discovered in the Webster’s New International Dictionary, Second Edition, prompting an investigation.
  • 1959
    Discoverer 1, an American spy satellite that is the first object to achieve a polar orbit, is launched.
  • 1980
    Andalusia approves its statute of autonomy through a referendum.
  • 1991
    The first Gulf War ends.
  • 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?

  • 1865
    Wilfred Grenfell, medical missionary (d. 1940)
  • 1882
    Geraldine Farrar, American soprano (d. 1967)
  • 1907
    Milton Caniff, American cartoonist (Terry and the Pirates, Steve Canyon) (d. 1988)
  • 1909
    Stephen Spender, English poet (d. 1995)
  • 1918
    Alfred Burke, British actor (d. 2011)
  • 1923
    Charles Durning, American actor
  • 1958
    Jeanne Mas, French singer and actress
  • 1961
    Mark Latham, Australian politician
  • 1980
    Lucian Bute, Romanian-born Canadian boxer
  • 2007
    Princess Lalla Khadija of Morocco

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