February 28: Day of the Week
February 28, 2016 is the 59th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 307 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)
- 1827The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad is incorporated, becoming the first railroad in America offering commercial transportation of both people and freight.
- 1885The American Telephone and Telegraph Company is incorporated in New York State as the subsidiary of American Bell Telephone. (American Bell would later merge with its subsidiary.)
- 1897Queen Ranavalona III, the last monarch of Madagascar, is deposed by a French military force.
- 1900The Second Boer War: The 118-day “Siege of Ladysmith” is lifted.
- 1914The Autonomous Republic of Northern Epirus is proclaimed in Gjirokastër, by the Greeks living in southern Albania.
- 1947228 Incident: In Taiwan, civil disorder is put down with the loss of 30,000 civilian lives.
- 1991The first Gulf War ends.
- 1997An earthquake in northern Iran is responsible for about 3,000 deaths.
- 1997The North Hollywood shootout takes place, resulting in the injury of 19 people and the deaths of both perpetrators.
- 2004Over 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?
- 1670Benjamin Wadsworth, American President of Harvard University (d. 1737)
- 1820John Tenniel, English illustrator (d. 1914)
- 1882Pádraic Ó Conaire, Irish writer (d. 1928)
- 1915Zero Mostel, American actor (d. 1977)
- 1925Harry H Corbett, English actor (d. 1982)
- 1929Joseph Rouleau, Canadian bass opera singer
- 1944Win Aung, Burmese politician
- 1947Stephanie Beacham, English actress
- 1980Tayshaun Prince, American basketball player
- 2007Princess Lalla Khadija of Morocco
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