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Thursday February 28, 2019

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 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)

  • 202 BC
    coronation ceremony of Liu Bang as Emperor Gaozu of Han takes place, initiating four centuries of the Han Dynasty’s rule over China
  • 1700
    Today is followed by March 1 in Sweden, thus creating the Swedish calendar.
  • 1883
    The first vaudeville theater opens in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 1893
    The USS Indiana, the lead ship of her class and the first battleship in the United States Navy comparable to foreign battleships of the time, is launched.
  • 1914
    The Autonomous Republic of Northern Epirus is proclaimed in Gjirokastër, by the Greeks living in southern Albania.
  • 1940
    Basketball is televised for the first time (Fordham University vs. the University of Pittsburgh in Madison Square Garden).
  • 1993
    Bureau 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.
  • 1997
    The North Hollywood shootout takes place, resulting in the injury of 19 people and the deaths of both perpetrators.
  • 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.
  • 2004
    Over 1 million Taiwanese participating in the 228 Hand-in-Hand Rally form a 500 km long human chain to commemorate the 228 Incident in 1947

Who were born on February 28?

  • 1896
    Philip Showalter Hench, American physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1965)
  • 1929
    Frank Gehry, Canadian-American architect
  • 1930
    Bruce Dawe, Australian poet
  • 1946
    Robin Cook, British politician (d. 2005)
  • 1953
    Ricky Steamboat, American professional wrestler
  • 1963
    Claudio Chiappucci, Italian cyclist
  • 1967
    Colin Cooper, English footballer
  • 1969
    Tor Øivind Ødegård, Norwegian middle distance runner
  • 1979
    Ivo Karlović, Croatian tennis player
  • 1989
    Charles Jenkins, American basketball player

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