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Thursday February 28, 2019

February 28: Day of the Week

February 28, 2019 is the 59th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 306 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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

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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)

  • 1710
    In the Battle of Helsingborg, 14,000 Danish invaders under Jørgen Rantzau are decisively defeated by an equally sized Swedish force under Magnus Stenbock.
  • 1784
    John Wesley charters the Methodist Church.
  • 1854
    The Republican Party of the United States is organized in Ripon, Wisconsin.
  • 1870
    The Bulgarian Exarchate is established by decree of Sultan Abd-ul-Aziz of the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1935
    DuPont scientist Wallace Carothers invents nylon.
  • 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 of magnitude 6.1 in Armenia and Azerbaijan kills around 1,100 people
  • 1997
    GRB 970228, a highly luminous flash of gamma rays, strikes the Earth for 80 seconds, providing early evidence that gamma-ray bursts occur well beyond the Milky Way.
  • 2005
    A suicide bombing at a police recruiting centre in Al Hillah, Iraq kills 127.

Who were born on February 28?

  • 1533
    Michel de Montaigne, French writer (d. 1592)
  • 1612
    John Pearson, English theologian (d. 1686)
  • 1923
    Charles Durning, American actor
  • 1964
    Lotta Lotass, Swedish writer
  • 1969
    Tor Øivind Ødegård, Norwegian middle distance runner
  • 1971
    Junya Nakano, Japanese composer
  • 1974
    Moana Mackey, New Zealand politician
  • 1976
    Adam Pine, Australian swimmer
  • 1979
    Ivo Karlović, Croatian tennis player
  • 1980
    Lucian Bute, Romanian-born Canadian boxer

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