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.
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February 28 Historical Event(s)
- 1784John Wesley charters the Methodist Church.
- 1844A gun on USS Princeton explodes while the boat is on a Potomac River cruise, killing eight people, including two United States Cabinet members.
- 1854The Republican Party of the United States is organized in Ripon, Wisconsin.
- 1885The 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.)
- 1935DuPont scientist Wallace Carothers invents nylon.
- 1940Basketball is televised for the first time (Fordham University vs. the University of Pittsburgh in Madison Square Garden).
- 1947228 Incident: In Taiwan, civil disorder is put down with the loss of 30,000 civilian lives.
- 1980Andalusia approves its statute of autonomy through a referendum.
- 1985The Provisional Irish Republican Army carries out a mortar attack on the Royal Ulster Constabulary police station at Newry, killing nine officers in the highest loss of life for the RUC on a single day.
- 1991The first Gulf War ends.
Who were born on February 28?
- 1261Margaret of Scotland, queen of Norway (d. 1283)
- 1894Ben Hecht, American playwright (d. 1964)
- 1917Ernesto Alonso, Mexican actor, director, cinematographer, and producer (d. 2007)
- 1926Svetlana Alliluyeva, Soviet defector, daughter of Joseph Stalin
- 1957John Turturro, American actor
- 1957Paul Delph, American musician and producer (d. 1996)
- 1971Maxine Bahns, American actress
- 1978Jeanne Cherhal, French singer-songwriter
- 1988Maikol Negro, Italian footballer
- 1991Sarah Bolger, Irish actress
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