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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 French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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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)

  • 870
    The Fourth Council of Constantinople closes.
  • 1638
    The Scottish National Covenant is signed in Edinburgh.
  • 1844
    A gun on USS Princeton explodes while the boat is on a Potomac River cruise, killing eight people, including two United States Cabinet members.
  • 1885
    The 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.)
  • 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.
  • 1922
    The United Kingdom ends its protectorate over Egypt through a Unilateral Declaration of Independence.
  • 1928
    C.V. Raman discovers Raman effect.
  • 1940
    Basketball is televised for the first time (Fordham University vs. the University of Pittsburgh in Madison Square Garden).
  • 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?

  • 1841
    Adrien Albert Marie de Mun, French politician (d. 1914)
  • 1909
    Stephen Spender, English poet (d. 1995)
  • 1922
    Joyce Howard, British film actress (d. 2010)
  • 1926
    Svetlana Alliluyeva, Soviet defector, daughter of Joseph Stalin
  • 1948
    Mercedes Ruehl, American actress
  • 1970
    Noureddine Morceli, Algerian athlete
  • 1976
    Ali Larter, American actress and model
  • 1978
    Mariano Zabaleta, Argentine tennis player
  • 1984
    Ben Fagan, American musician and reality show contestant
  • 1991
    Sarah Bolger, Irish actress

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