February 28: Day of the Week
February 28, 2021 was the 59th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 306 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 1914The Autonomous Republic of Northern Epirus is proclaimed in Gjirokastër, by the Greeks living in southern Albania.
- 1922The United Kingdom ends its protectorate over Egypt through a Unilateral Declaration of Independence.
- 1933Gleichschaltung: The Reichstag Fire Decree is passed in Germany a day after the Reichstag fire.
- 1939The erroneous word “dord” is discovered in the Webster’s New International Dictionary, Second Edition, prompting an investigation.
- 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.
- 1986Olof Palme, Prime Minister of Sweden, is assassinated in Stockholm.
- 1993Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents raid the Branch Davidian church in Waco, Texas with a warrant to arrest the group’s leader David Koresh. Four BATF agents and five Davidians die in the initial raid, starting a 51-day standoff.
- 1997An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 in Armenia and Azerbaijan kills around 1,100 people
- 1998Kosovo War: Serbian police begin the offensive against the Kosovo Liberation Army in Kosovo.
Who were born on February 28?
- 1894Ben Hecht, American playwright (d. 1964)
- 1900Wolfram Hirth, German pilot (d. 1959)
- 1909Stephen Spender, English poet (d. 1995)
- 1916Cesar Climaco, Filipino politician (d. 1984)
- 1932Don Francks, Canadian actor
- 1939Chögyam Trungpa, Tibetan Buddhist meditation instructor (d. 1987)
- 1948Bernadette Peters, American actress and singer
- 1973Masato Tanaka, Japanese professional wrestler
- 1975Mike Rucker, American football player
- 1979Ivo Karlović, Croatian tennis player
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