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Tuesday February 28, 2023

February 28: Day of the Week

February 28, 2023 is the 59th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 306 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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

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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)

  • 1700
    Today is followed by March 1 in Sweden, thus creating the Swedish calendar.
  • 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.
  • 1849
    Regular steamboat service from the west to the east coast of the United States begins with the arrival of the SS California in San Francisco Bay, 4 months 22 days after leaving New York Harbor.
  • 1885
    The 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.)
  • 1933
    Gleichschaltung: The Reichstag Fire Decree is passed in Germany a day after the Reichstag fire.
  • 1940
    Basketball is televised for the first time (Fordham University vs. the University of Pittsburgh in Madison Square Garden).
  • 1972
    Sino-American relations: The United States and People’s Republic of China sign the Shanghai Communiqué.
  • 1985
    The 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on February 28?

  • 1917
    Ernesto Alonso, Mexican actor, director, cinematographer, and producer (d. 2007)
  • 1938
    Foge Fazio, American college football coach (d. 2009)
  • 1942
    Dino Zoff, Italian footballer
  • 1942
    Frank Bonner, American actor
  • 1944
    Kelly Bishop, American actress
  • 1945
    Bubba Smith, American football player and actor (d. 2011)
  • 1974
    Moana Mackey, New Zealand politician
  • 1974
    Tangi Miller, American actress
  • 1975
    Mike Rucker, American football player
  • 1980
    Pascal Bosschaart, Dutch footballer

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