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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 French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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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.
  • 1827
    The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad is incorporated, becoming the first railroad in America offering commercial transportation of both people and freight.
  • 1838
    Robert Nelson, leader of the Patriotes, proclaims the independence of Lower Canada (today Quebec)
  • 1897
    Queen Ranavalona III, the last monarch of Madagascar, is deposed by a French military force.
  • 1933
    Gleichschaltung: The Reichstag Fire Decree is passed in Germany a day after the Reichstag fire.
  • 1958
    A school bus in Floyd County, Kentucky hits a wrecker truck and plunges down an embankment into the rain-swollen Levisa Fork River. The driver and 26 children die in what remains the worst school bus accident in U.S. history.
  • 1959
    Discoverer 1, an American spy satellite that is the first object to achieve a polar orbit, is launched.
  • 1972
    Sino-American relations: The United States and People’s Republic of China sign the Shanghai Communiqué.
  • 1980
    Andalusia approves its statute of autonomy through a referendum.
  • 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?

  • 1573
    Elias Holl, German Architect (d. 1646)
  • 1712
    Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, French military commander (d. 1759)
  • 1851
    Samuel W. McCall, 47th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1923)
  • 1916
    Cesar Climaco, Filipino politician (d. 1984)
  • 1949
    Ilene Graff, American actress and singer
  • 1958
    Jack Abramoff, American businessman, political figure and convict
  • 1976
    Adam Pine, Australian swimmer
  • 1980
    Lucian Bute, Romanian-born Canadian boxer
  • 1980
    Piotr Giza, Polish footballer
  • 1988
    Markéta Irglová, Czech songwriter and actress

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