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Sunday February 28, 2021

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.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 1854
    The Republican Party of the United States is organized in Ripon, Wisconsin.
  • 1914
    The Autonomous Republic of Northern Epirus is proclaimed in Gjirokastër, by the Greeks living in southern Albania.
  • 1935
    DuPont scientist Wallace Carothers invents nylon.
  • 1942
    The heavy cruiser USS Houston is sunk in the Battle of Sunda Strait with 693 crew members killed, along with HMAS Perth which lost 375 men.
  • 1972
    Sino-American relations: The United States and People’s Republic of China sign the Shanghai Communiqué.
  • 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.
  • 1998
    First flight of RQ-4 Global Hawk, the first unmanned aerial vehicle certified to file its own flight plans and fly regularly in U.S. civilian airspace.
  • 2001
    Six passengers and four railway staff are killed and a further 82 people suffer serious injuries in the Selby rail crash.

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)
  • 1953
    Ingo Hoffmann, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1957
    John Turturro, American actor
  • 1958
    David R. Ross, Scottish historian and writer (d. 2010)
  • 1958
    Ginette Harrison, British mountaineer (d. 1999)
  • 1958
    Jeanne Mas, French singer and actress
  • 1961
    Barry McGuigan, Irish boxer
  • 1971
    Tristan Louis, American writer
  • 1978
    Yasir Hameed, Pakistani cricketer

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