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Friday February 28, 2020

February 28: Day of the Week

February 28, 2020 was the 59th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 307 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

February 2020
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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.
  • 1827
    The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad is incorporated, becoming the first railroad in America offering commercial transportation of both people and freight.
  • 1844
    A gun on USS Princeton explodes while the boat is on a Potomac River cruise, killing eight people, including two United States Cabinet members.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1939
    The erroneous word “dord” is discovered in the Webster’s New International Dictionary, Second Edition, prompting an investigation.
  • 1947
    228 Incident: In Taiwan, civil disorder is put down with the loss of 30,000 civilian lives.
  • 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.
  • 1997
    GRB 970228, a highly luminous flash of gamma rays, strikes the Earth for 80 seconds, providing early evidence that gamma-ray bursts occur well beyond the Milky Way.

Who were born on February 28?

  • 1916
    Cesar Climaco, Filipino politician (d. 1984)
  • 1921
    Pierre Clostermann, French World War II pilot (d. 2006)
  • 1948
    Bernadette Peters, American actress and singer
  • 1958
    David R. Ross, Scottish historian and writer (d. 2010)
  • 1971
    Maxine Bahns, American actress
  • 1974
    Lee Carsley, Irish footballer
  • 1976
    Ali Larter, American actress and model
  • 1977
    Jason Aldean, American country singer
  • 1980
    Lucian Bute, Romanian-born Canadian boxer
  • 1988
    Aroldis Chapman, Cuban baseball player

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