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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)

  • 1700
    Today is followed by March 1 in Sweden, thus creating the Swedish calendar.
  • 1838
    Robert Nelson, leader of the Patriotes, proclaims the independence of Lower Canada (today Quebec)
  • 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.)
  • 1922
    The United Kingdom ends its protectorate over Egypt through a Unilateral Declaration of Independence.
  • 1933
    Gleichschaltung: The Reichstag Fire Decree is passed in Germany a day after the Reichstag fire.
  • 1935
    DuPont scientist Wallace Carothers invents nylon.
  • 1953
    James 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).
  • 1958
    A school bus in Floyd County, Kentucky hits a wrecker truck and plunges down an embankment into the rain-swollen Levisa Fork River. The driver and 26 children die in what remains the worst school bus accident in U.S. history.
  • 1986
    Olof Palme, Prime Minister of Sweden, is assassinated in Stockholm.
  • 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?

  • 1261
    Margaret of Scotland, queen of Norway (d. 1283)
  • 1882
    Geraldine Farrar, American soprano (d. 1967)
  • 1956
    Guy Maddin, Canadian film director
  • 1957
    Cindy Wilson, American singer (The B-52's)
  • 1961
    Eric Bachelart, Belgian racing driver
  • 1969
    Robert Sean Leonard, American actor
  • 1971
    Tristan Louis, American writer
  • 1980
    Christian Poulsen, Danish footballer
  • 1984
    Karolína Kurková, Czech supermodel
  • 2007
    Princess Lalla Khadija of Morocco

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