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Events of February 28th:

February 28th is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 306 days remaining until the end of the year (307 days in leap years).

On this page, we have placed information about February 28th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on February 28th:

1901 Linus Pauling (chemist, biochemist, author, educator, peace campaigner)

Linus Pauling

1940 Mario Andretti (racing driver)

Mario Andretti

1942 Brian Jones (musician - The Rolling Stones)

1942 Dino Zoff (soccer player)

1961 Rae Dawn Chong (actress)

1961 Barry McGuigan (boxer)

1971 Tasha Smith (actress)

1972 Rory Cochrane (actor)

1976 Ali Larter (actress)

1984 Karolina Kurkova (actress)

1984 Noureen DeWulf (actress)

February 28th in History:

1784 United States established.

1883 First vaudeville theater opens in Boston.

1897 Queen Ranavalona III, the last monarch of Madagascar is deposed by French troops.

1922 Egypt becomes independent from UK.

1928 Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman discovers the Raman effect.

1935 Wallace Carothers discovers nylon.

1940 First television broadcast of a basketball game.

1986 Swedish Prime Minister, Olof Palme, assassinated.

1991 First Gulf War ends.

2013 Pope Benedict XVI resigns as pope.

February 28th is also:

Public Sleeping Day

International Floral Design Day


People born on February 28th are Pisces


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