Wednesday February 28, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

February 28: Day of the Week

February 28, 2024 was the 59th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 307 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

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

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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)

202 BC
coronation ceremony of Liu Bang as Emperor Gaozu of Han takes place, initiating four centuries of the Han Dynasty’s rule over China
870
The Fourth Council of Constantinople closes.
1784
John Wesley charters the Methodist Church.
1947
228 Incident: In Taiwan, civil disorder is put down with the loss of 30,000 civilian lives.
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).
1991
The first Gulf War ends.
1997
An earthquake in northern Iran is responsible for about 3,000 deaths.
2001
Six passengers and four railway staff are killed and a further 82 people suffer serious injuries in the Selby rail crash.
2001
The Nisqually Earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale hits the Nisqually Valley and the Seattle, Tacoma, and Olympia area of the U.S. state of Washington.
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?

1670
Benjamin Wadsworth, American President of Harvard University (d. 1737)
1823
Ernest Renan, French philosopher (d. 1892)
1878
Artur Kapp, Estonian composer (d. 1952)
1930
Bruce Dawe, Australian poet
1943
Charles Bernstein, American composer
1948
Mercedes Ruehl, American actress
1951
Bill Cratty, American modern dancer and choreographer (d. 1998)
1974
Moana Mackey, New Zealand politician
1980
Christian Poulsen, Danish footballer
1991
Sarah Bolger, Irish actress

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