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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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)
- 1710In the Battle of Helsingborg, 14,000 Danish invaders under Jørgen Rantzau are decisively defeated by an equally sized Swedish force under Magnus Stenbock.
- 1870The Bulgarian Exarchate is established by decree of Sultan Abd-ul-Aziz of the Ottoman Empire.
- 1883The first vaudeville theater opens in Boston, Massachusetts.
- 1922The United Kingdom ends its protectorate over Egypt through a Unilateral Declaration of Independence.
- 1940Basketball is televised for the first time (Fordham University vs. the University of Pittsburgh in Madison Square Garden).
- 1975A major tube train crash at Moorgate station, London kills 43 people.
- 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.
- 1998First flight of RQ-4 Global Hawk, the first unmanned aerial vehicle certified to file its own flight plans and fly regularly in U.S. civilian airspace.
- 2001Six 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?
- 1893Ivan Vasilyov, Bulgarian architect (d. 1979)
- 1915Zero Mostel, American actor (d. 1977)
- 1942Frank Bonner, American actor
- 1956Adrian Dantley, American basketball player
- 1958Ginette Harrison, British mountaineer (d. 1999)
- 1971Junya Nakano, Japanese composer
- 1971Maxine Bahns, American actress
- 1978Benjamin Raich, Austrian skier
- 1980Christian Poulsen, Danish footballer
- 1987Antonio Candreva, Italian footballer
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