February 28: Day of the Week
February 28, 2017 is the 59th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 306 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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)
- 870The Fourth Council of Constantinople closes.
- 1870The Bulgarian Exarchate is established by decree of Sultan Abd-ul-Aziz of the Ottoman Empire.
- 1922The United Kingdom ends its protectorate over Egypt through a Unilateral Declaration of Independence.
- 1939The erroneous word “dord” is discovered in the Webster’s New International Dictionary, Second Edition, prompting an investigation.
- 1940Basketball is televised for the first time (Fordham University vs. the University of Pittsburgh in Madison Square Garden).
- 1958A 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.
- 1991The first Gulf War ends.
- 1997An earthquake in northern Iran is responsible for about 3,000 deaths.
- 1998Kosovo War: Serbian police begin the offensive against the Kosovo Liberation Army in Kosovo.
- 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?
- 1833Alfred von Schlieffen, German field marshal (d. 1913)
- 1923Charles Durning, American actor
- 1931Dean Smith, American basketball coach
- 1945Mimsy Farmer, American actress
- 1951Bill Cratty, American modern dancer and choreographer (d. 1998)
- 1957Cindy Wilson, American singer (The B-52's)
- 1964Lotta Lotass, Swedish writer
- 1966Paulo Futre, Portuguese footballer
- 1970Daniel Handler, American writer
- 1984Karolína Kurková, Czech supermodel
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