February 28: Day of the Week
February 28, 2020 is the 59th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 307 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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.
- 1854The Republican Party of the United States is organized in Ripon, Wisconsin.
- 1870The Bulgarian Exarchate is established by decree of Sultan Abd-ul-Aziz of the Ottoman Empire.
- 1883The first vaudeville theater opens in Boston, Massachusetts.
- 1885The 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.)
- 1900The Second Boer War: The 118-day “Siege of Ladysmith” is lifted.
- 1939The erroneous word “dord” is discovered in the Webster’s New International Dictionary, Second Edition, prompting an investigation.
- 1953James D. Watson and Francis Crick announce to friends that they have determined the chemical structure of DNA; the formal announcement takes place on April 25 following publication in April’s Nature (pub. April 2).
- 1975A major tube train crash at Moorgate station, London kills 43 people.
- 1986Olof Palme, Prime Minister of Sweden, is assassinated in Stockholm.
Who were born on February 28?
- 1906Bugsy Siegel, American gangster (d. 1947)
- 1931Dean Smith, American basketball coach
- 1944Kelly Bishop, American actress
- 1946Robin Cook, British politician (d. 2005)
- 1958Jeanne Mas, French singer and actress
- 1964Lotta Lotass, Swedish writer
- 1968Stéphan Lebeau, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1974Tangi Miller, American actress
- 1977Jason Aldean, American country singer
- 1989Jason Pierre-Paul, American football player
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