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Monday February 28, 2022

February 28: Day of the Week

February 28, 2022 was the 59th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 306 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

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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)

  • 870
    The Fourth Council of Constantinople closes.
  • 1638
    The Scottish National Covenant is signed in Edinburgh.
  • 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.
  • 1935
    DuPont scientist Wallace Carothers invents nylon.
  • 1947
    228 Incident: In Taiwan, civil disorder is put down with the loss of 30,000 civilian lives.
  • 1953
    James 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).
  • 1954
    The first color television sets using the NTSC standard are offered for sale to the general public.
  • 1980
    Andalusia approves its statute of autonomy through a referendum.
  • 1991
    The first Gulf War ends.
  • 2004
    Over 1 million Taiwanese participating in the 228 Hand-in-Hand Rally form a 500 km long human chain to commemorate the 228 Incident in 1947

Who were born on February 28?

  • 1882
    Geraldine Farrar, American soprano (d. 1967)
  • 1915
    Peter Medawar, Brazilian-born scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1987)
  • 1931
    Gavin MacLeod, American actor
  • 1933
    Rein Taagepera, Estonian politician
  • 1957
    Paul Delph, American musician and producer (d. 1996)
  • 1961
    Eric Bachelart, Belgian racing driver
  • 1969
    Butch Leitzinger, American race car driver
  • 1980
    Lucian Bute, Romanian-born Canadian boxer
  • 1985
    Jelena Janković, Serbian tennis player
  • 1985
    Tim Bresnan, British cricketer

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