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Tuesday February 28, 2017

February 28: Day of the Week

February 28, 2017 was the 59th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 306 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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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.

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February 28 Historical Event(s)

  • 870
    The Fourth Council of Constantinople closes.
  • 1700
    Today is followed by March 1 in Sweden, thus creating the Swedish calendar.
  • 1849
    Regular steamboat service from the west to the east coast of the United States begins with the arrival of the SS California in San Francisco Bay, 4 months 22 days after leaving New York Harbor.
  • 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.
  • 1928
    C.V. Raman discovers Raman effect.
  • 1933
    Gleichschaltung: The Reichstag Fire Decree is passed in Germany a day after the Reichstag fire.
  • 1935
    DuPont scientist Wallace Carothers invents nylon.
  • 1980
    Andalusia approves its statute of autonomy through a referendum.
  • 1991
    The first Gulf War ends.
  • 2001
    Six passengers and four railway staff are killed and a further 82 people suffer serious injuries in the Selby rail crash.

Who were born on February 28?

  • 1704
    Louis Godin, French astronomer (d. 1760)
  • 1833
    Alfred von Schlieffen, German field marshal (d. 1913)
  • 1939
    Daniel C. Tsui, Chinese-born physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1948
    Steven Chu, American physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1958
    Ginette Harrison, British mountaineer (d. 1999)
  • 1958
    Jack Abramoff, American businessman, political figure and convict
  • 1958
    Natalya Estemirova, Russian activist (d. 2009)
  • 1961
    Eric Bachelart, Belgian racing driver
  • 1964
    Djamolidine Abdoujaparov, Uzbekistan cyclist
  • 1985
    Diego Ribas da Cunha, Brazilian footballer

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