February 28: Day of the Week
February 28, 2019 was the 59th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 306 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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)
- 1638The Scottish National Covenant is signed in Edinburgh.
- 1700Today is followed by March 1 in Sweden, thus creating the Swedish calendar.
- 1710In the Battle of Helsingborg, 14,000 Danish invaders under Jørgen Rantzau are decisively defeated by an equally sized Swedish force under Magnus Stenbock.
- 1784John Wesley charters the Methodist Church.
- 1838Robert Nelson, leader of the Patriotes, proclaims the independence of Lower Canada (today Quebec)
- 1870The Bulgarian Exarchate is established by decree of Sultan Abd-ul-Aziz of the Ottoman Empire.
- 1959Discoverer 1, an American spy satellite that is the first object to achieve a polar orbit, is launched.
- 1972Sino-American relations: The United States and People’s Republic of China sign the Shanghai Communiqué.
- 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.
- 2001The 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?
- 1675Guillaume Delisle, French cartographer (d. 1726)
- 1882Geraldine Farrar, American soprano (d. 1967)
- 1931Dean Smith, American basketball coach
- 1942Dino Zoff, Italian footballer
- 1945Bubba Smith, American football player and actor (d. 2011)
- 1951Bill Cratty, American modern dancer and choreographer (d. 1998)
- 1958David R. Ross, Scottish historian and writer (d. 2010)
- 1969Robert Sean Leonard, American actor
- 1980Christian Poulsen, Danish footballer
- 1980Pascal Bosschaart, Dutch footballer
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