February 28: Day of the Week
February 28, 2021 is the 59th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 306 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.
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 BCcoronation ceremony of Liu Bang as Emperor Gaozu of Han takes place, initiating four centuries of the Han Dynasty’s rule over China
- 1710In the Battle of Helsingborg, 14,000 Danish invaders under Jørgen Rantzau are decisively defeated by an equally sized Swedish force under Magnus Stenbock.
- 1827The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad is incorporated, becoming the first railroad in America offering commercial transportation of both people and freight.
- 1897Queen Ranavalona III, the last monarch of Madagascar, is deposed by a French military force.
- 1922The United Kingdom ends its protectorate over Egypt through a Unilateral Declaration of Independence.
- 1993Bureau 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.
- 1997An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 in Armenia and Azerbaijan kills around 1,100 people
- 1998Kosovo War: Serbian police begin the offensive against the Kosovo Liberation Army in Kosovo.
- 2001Six passengers and four railway staff are killed and a further 82 people suffer serious injuries in the Selby rail crash.
- 2005A suicide bombing at a police recruiting centre in Al Hillah, Iraq kills 127.
Who were born on February 28?
- 1812Berthold Auerbach, German poet and author (d. 1882)
- 1851Samuel W. McCall, 47th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1923)
- 1931Dean Smith, American basketball coach
- 1961Eric Bachelart, Belgian racing driver
- 1964Fernando del Valle, American tenor
- 1968Stéphan Lebeau, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1979Ivo Karlović, Croatian tennis player
- 1979Michael Bisping, English mixed martial artist
- 1979Sébastien Bourdais, French racing driver
- 1982Natalia Vodianova, Russian supermodel
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