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Thursday February 28, 2019

February 28: Day of the Week

February 28, 2019 was the 59th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 306 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

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

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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)

  • 1784
    John Wesley charters the Methodist Church.
  • 1811
    Cry of Asencio, begin of the Uruguayan War of Independence
  • 1854
    The Republican Party of the United States is organized in Ripon, Wisconsin.
  • 1870
    The Bulgarian Exarchate is established by decree of Sultan Abd-ul-Aziz of the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1893
    The USS Indiana, the lead ship of her class and the first battleship in the United States Navy comparable to foreign battleships of the time, is launched.
  • 1942
    The heavy cruiser USS Houston is sunk in the Battle of Sunda Strait with 693 crew members killed, along with HMAS Perth which lost 375 men.
  • 1972
    Sino-American relations: The United States and People’s Republic of China sign the Shanghai Communiqué.
  • 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.
  • 1998
    First flight of RQ-4 Global Hawk, the first unmanned aerial vehicle certified to file its own flight plans and fly regularly in U.S. civilian airspace.
  • 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?

  • 1923
    Charles Durning, American actor
  • 1955
    Gilbert Gottfried, American comedian
  • 1958
    Natalya Estemirova, Russian activist (d. 2009)
  • 1964
    Fernando del Valle, American tenor
  • 1969
    Butch Leitzinger, American race car driver
  • 1969
    Robert Sean Leonard, American actor
  • 1973
    Eric Lindros, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1974
    Lee Carsley, Irish footballer
  • 1985
    Diego Ribas da Cunha, Brazilian footballer
  • 1988
    Maikol Negro, Italian footballer

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