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    • February 28, 0202 "BC - this day marks the coronation ceremony of Liu Bang as Emperor Gaozu of Han, initiating four centuries of the Han Dynasty's rule over China"

    • February 28, 0364 Valentinian I is elevated as Roman Emperor.

    • February 28, 0870 The Fourth Council of Constantinople closes.

    • February 28, 1570 "Anti-Portugese uprising on Ternate, Moluccas"

    • February 28, 1638 "Scottish Presbyterians sign National Convenant, Greyfriars, Edinburgh"

    • February 28, 1646 Roger Scott was tried in Massachusetts for sleeping in church

    • February 28, 1653 3 Day Sea battle English beats Dutch

    • February 28, 1667 English colony Suriname in Dutch hands

    • February 28, 1692 Salem witch hunt begins

    • February 28, 1700 "Today is followed by March 1 in Sweden, thus creating the Swedish calendar."

    • February 28, 1704 "Elias Neau, a Frenchman, opens a school for blacks in New York NY"

    • February 28, 1704 "Indians attack Deerfield MA, kill 40, kidnap 100"

    • February 28, 1708 "Slave revolt, Newton, Long Island NY, 11 die"

    • February 28, 1710 "In the Battle of Helsingborg, 14,000 Danish invaders under Jrgen Rantzau are decisively defeated by an equally sized Swedish force under Magnus Stenbock."

    • February 28, 1730 Tsarina Anna Ivanovna leads autocracy

    • February 28, 1749 "First edition of Henry Fieldings' ""Tom Jones"" published"

    • February 28, 1759 Pope Clement XIII allows Bible to be translated into various languages

    • February 28, 1778 Rhode Island General Assembly authorizes enlistment of slaves

    • February 28, 1784 John Wesley charters Methodist Church

    • February 28, 1784 John Wesley charters the Methodist Church.

    • February 28, 1787 Charter granted establishing the institution now known as the University of Pittsburgh.

    • February 28, 1794 US Senate voids Pennsylvania's election of Abraham Gallatin

    • February 28, 1810 "First US fire insurance joint-stock company organized, Philadelphia"

    • February 28, 1826 "M Biela, an Austrian officer, discovers Biela's Comet"

    • February 28, 1827 The B& O Railroad is incorporated (and forever remembered on Monopoly game boards ).

    • February 28, 1827 The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad became the first railroad incorporated for the commercial transportation of people and freight

    • February 28, 1828 "Franz Grillparzer's ""Ein Treuer Diener,"" premieres in Vienna"

    • February 28, 1835 "Dr Elias L”nnrot publishes Finnish poem ""Kalevala"""

    • February 28, 1838 "Robert Nelson, leader of the Patriotes, proclaim the independence of Lower Canada (today Qubec)"

    • February 28, 1844 "A gun on USS Princeton explodes while the boat is on a Potomac River cruise, killing two United States Cabinet members and several others."

    • February 28, 1844 "US Secretary of State Abel Upshur, Navy Secretary Thomas Gilmer, and several others die when a 12-inch gun aboard the USS Princeton explodes."

    • February 28, 1847 US defeats M‚xico in battle of Sacramento

    • February 28, 1849 "Regular steamboat service from the west to the east coast of the United States begins with the arrival of the SS California in San Francisco Bay, 4 months 21 days after leaving New York Harbor."

    • February 28, 1849 "The first gold-seekers arrived in San Francisco, aboard the ship California."

    • February 28, 1850 "The University of Utah opens in Salt Lake City, Utah."

    • February 28, 1854 Republican Party formally organized at Ripon WI

    • February 28, 1854 "Slavery opponents meet in Ripon, WI, calling for a new political group (which became the Republican Party)."

    • February 28, 1859 Arkansas legislature requires free blacks to choose exile or slavery

    • February 28, 1861 Colorado is organized as a United States territory.

    • February 28, 1861 The Colorado Territory is organized.

    • February 28, 1862 "The opera ""La Reine de Saba"" premieres (Paris)"

    • February 28, 1863 "Confederate raider ""Nashville"" sinks near Fort McAllister GA"

    • February 28, 1864 Raid at Kilpatrick's Richmond

    • February 28, 1864 Skirmish at Albemarle County Virginia (Burton's Ford)

    • February 28, 1870 The Bulgarian Exarchate is established by decree of Sultan Abd-ul-Aziz of the Ottoman Empire.

    • February 28, 1871 2nd Enforcement Act gives federal control of congressional elections

    • February 28, 1878 US congress authorizes large-size silver certificate

    • February 28, 1879 """Exodus of 1879"" southern blacks flee political/economic exploitation"

    • February 28, 1883 First US vaudeville theater opens (Boston)

    • February 28, 1883 "The first vaudeville theater opens in Boston, Massachusetts."

    • February 28, 1885 The American Telephone and Telegraph Company is incorporated in New York State as the subsidiary of American Bell Telephone. (American Bell would later merge with its subsidiary.)

    • February 28, 1888 Ferry in San Pablo Bay explodes

    • February 28, 1888 "Vincent d'Indy's Wallenstein-trilogy, premieres"

    • February 28, 1893 "Edward Acheson, Pennsylvania, patents an abrasive he names ""carborundum"""

    • February 28, 1896 France dismisses Queen Ranavalona of Madagascar

    • February 28, 1897 "Queen Ranavalona III, the last monarch in Madagascar, was deposed by a French military force."

    • February 28, 1900 General Buller's troops relieve Ladysmith Natal

    • February 28, 1900 "The Second Boer War: The 118-day ""Siege of Ladysmith"" is lifted."

    • February 28, 1904 "Vincent d'Indy's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres"

    • February 28, 1912 Victor Trumper's last Test Cricket innings c Woolley b Barnes 50

    • February 28, 1913 "6.8-m, 4000-kg elephant seal killed, South Georgia (South Atlantic)"

    • February 28, 1916 "SS Normanby.built in 1889 for the Ropner Company, the ship was mined and sunk off the Shipwash Lightship."

    • February 28, 1917 AP reports M‚xico & Japan will ally with Germany if US enters WWI

    • February 28, 1917 Russian Duma sets up Provisional Committee; workers set up Soviets

    • February 28, 1922 "Egypt regains independence from Britain, but British troops remain"

    • February 28, 1922 English princess Mary marries viscount Lascelles

    • February 28, 1922 The United Kingdom accepts the independence of Egypt.

    • February 28, 1923 Swedish king Gustaaf V begins state visit to Netherlands

    • February 28, 1924 US begins intervention in Honduras

    • February 28, 1925 """Tea For Two"" by Marion Harris hit #1"

    • February 28, 1925 Theater Museum of Amsterdam forms

    • February 28, 1931 Canadian Rugby Union adopts the forward pass

    • February 28, 1931 Oswald Mosley founds his New Party

    • February 28, 1933 Gleichschaltung: The Reichstag Fire Decree is passed in Germany a day after the Reichstag fire.

    • February 28, 1933 Hitler disallows German communist party (KPD)

    • February 28, 1935 Amsterdam Hotel of the Red Lion gets sidewalk permit

    • February 28, 1935 Nylon discovered by Dr Wallace H Carothers

    • February 28, 1939 Great-Britain recognizes Franco-regime in Spain

    • February 28, 1939 The first issue of Serbian weekly magazine Politikin zabavnik was published.

    • February 28, 1939 "The word ""Dord"" is discovered in the Webster's New International Dictionary, Second Edition, prompting an investigation."

    • February 28, 1940 Basketball is televised for the first time (Fordham University vs. the University of Pittsburgh in Madison Square Garden).

    • February 28, 1940 "Mario Andretti, auto racer and Indianapolis 500 Hall of Famer was born"

    • February 28, 1940 "Richard Wright's ""Native Son"" published"

    • February 28, 1940 "US population at 131,669,275 (12,865,518 blacks (9.8%))"

    • February 28, 1941 British-Italian dogfight above Albania

    • February 28, 1942 "HMAS PERTH (RAN) sunk in Sunda Strait, western Java by torpedoes and 8in gunfire of Japanese cruiser force."

    • February 28, 1942 "Japanese land in Java, last Allied bastion in Dutch East Indies"

    • February 28, 1942 "Race riot, Sojourner Truth Homes, Detroit"

    • February 28, 1942 The heavy cruiser USS Houston (CA-30) is sunk in the Battle of Sunda Strait with 693 crew members killed.

    • February 28, 1943 """Porgy & Bess"" opens on Broadway with Anne Brown & Todd Duncan"

    • February 28, 1947 "228 Incident: In Taiwan, civil disorder is put down at a loss of 30,000 civilian lives."

    • February 28, 1947 Anti Kuomintang demonstration on Taiwan

    • February 28, 1951 French government of Pleven dissolves

    • February 28, 1951 Senate committee reports of at least 2 major US crime syndicates

    • February 28, 1953 James D. Watson and Francis Crick announce to friends that they have determined the chemical structure of DNA; formal announcement April 25 following publication in April Nature (pub. April 2).

    • February 28, 1953 "Stalin meets with Beria, Bulganin, Khrushchev & Malenkov"

    • February 28, 1954 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island

    • February 28, 1956 A Chatham Ontario restaurant is fined $50 for refusing to serve two black students

    • February 28, 1956 Forrester issued a patent for computer core memory

    • February 28, 1958 "West Indies 1-504 in reply to Pakistan 328, day 3 of 3rd Test Cricket"

    • February 28, 1959 """Goldilocks"" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 161 performances"

    • February 28, 1959 Launch of Discoverer 1 (WTR)-1st polar orbit

    • February 28, 1960 8th winter Olympics games close at Squaw Valley CA

    • February 28, 1960 "The United States defeats Czechoslovakia 9-4 in ice hockey to win the gold medal at the Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, California."

    • February 28, 1960 US wins Olympics hockey gold medal by defeating Czechoslovakia 9-4

    • February 28, 1961 JFK names Henry Kissinger special advisor

    • February 28, 1962 "Rae Dawn Chong wasborn at Edmonton Alberta, daughter of actor Tommy Chong. Chong, she appeared in the film Quest for Fire"

    • February 28, 1964 "The opening of Toronto International Airport terminal building, much later this event confirms the fact that Toronto is the center of the universe"

    • February 28, 1966 Cavern Club (Beatles hangout) in Liverpool closes

    • February 28, 1968 Number one hit on UK music charts - Esther & Abi Ofarim - Cinderella Rockefella

    • February 28, 1968 "Pirate Radio Hauraki, off New Zealand, returns to the air"

    • February 28, 1970 Bicycles permitted to cross Golden Gate Bridge

    • February 28, 1971 53rd PGA Championship Jack Nicklaus shoots a 281 at PGA National to win his 2nd golf grand slam

    • February 28, 1972 George Harrison is involved in a minor car accident

    • February 28, 1972 Sino-American relations: The United States and People's Republic of China sign the Shanghai Communiqu.

    • February 28, 1974 "After seven years, the United States and Egypt re-establish diplomatic relations."

    • February 28, 1974 Ethiopian government of Makonnen forms

    • February 28, 1974 Labour Party wins British parliamentary election

    • February 28, 1974 Taiwan police shoot into crowd

    • February 28, 1974 The US and Egypt re-establish diplomatic ties for the first time since 1967.

    • February 28, 1975 "A major tube train crash at Moorgate station, London kills 43 people."

    • February 28, 1975 EG signs accord of Lom‚ with 46 developing countries

    • February 28, 1976 "18th Grammy Awards Love Will Keep Us Together, Natalie Cole win"

    • February 28, 1976 Ceuta & Melilla (Spanish Morocco) are last European African possession

    • February 28, 1977 "A killer whale born in captivity at Marineland, Los Angeles CA"

    • February 28, 1977 Harbor strike in Rotterdam/Amsterdam ends

    • February 28, 1978 "The Department of Defense authorized fullscale development of the Sikorsky Aircraft's SH-60B LAMPS MK III helicopter. The aircraft was designed primarily for antisubmarine and antiship missions and to be deployed aboard frigates, destroyers and cruisers."

    • February 28, 1979 "Ernest Thompson's ""On Golden Pond,"" premieres in New York NY"

    • February 28, 1980 """The Well-Tuned Piano"" by La Monte Young premieres (takes 4 hours 12 minutes)"

    • February 28, 1981 China PR throws out Netherlands ambassador due to submarine sale to Taiwan

    • February 28, 1982 AT&T looses record $7 BILLION for fiscal year ending on this day

    • February 28, 1982 FALN (PR Nationalist Group) bombs Wall Street

    • February 28, 1983 "Final TV episode of ""MASH"" airs (CBS); record 125 million watch"

    • February 28, 1983 "The final episode of M*A*S*H is broadcast in the USA, becoming the most watched television episode in history, with 106125 million viewers in the U.S. (estimate varies by source)."

    • February 28, 1984 "26th Grammy Awards Beat It, Michael Jackson wins 8"

    • February 28, 1985 "In Toronto Ontario, publisher Ernst Zundel convicted for distributing hate literature in a book that said the mass extermination of Jews in Germany in World War II never occurred"

    • February 28, 1986 "European Economic Community sign ""Special Act"" for Europe free trade"

    • February 28, 1986 "Olof Palme, Prime Minister of Sweden, is assassinated in Stockholm."

    • February 28, 1986 Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme is assassinated in Stockholm.

    • February 28, 1988 "Anti-Armenian pogrom in Azerbaijan, 30 killed"

    • February 28, 1989 "Gretchen Polhemus, 23, (Texas), crowned 38th Miss USA"

    • February 28, 1989 Memo by Brian Gumbel criticizing Today Show co-workers becomes public

    • February 28, 1990 "Dutch police seize 3,000 kg of cocaine"

    • February 28, 1990 "The space shuttle Atlantis launches from Cape Canaveral, to place a spy satellite in orbit."

    • February 28, 1991 First Gulf War ends.

    • February 28, 1991 US & allied forces grant Iraq a cease fire

    • February 28, 1993 7th American Comedy Award Seinfeld wins

    • February 28, 1993 "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents attempt to serve warrants on the Branch Davidians at a compound near Waco, TX, triggering a 51-day siege."

    • February 28, 1993 Tony Curtis weds Lisa Deutsch as his 4th wife

    • February 28, 1994 "Brady Law, imposing a wait-period to buy a hand-gun, went into effect"

    • February 28, 1995 Denver International Airport opens.

    • February 28, 1995 "In Fredericton New Brunswick, a judicial report on sexual abuse of boys at Kingsclear Training Centre released; critical of bureaucratic indifference that allowed abuse to continue for almost 30 years"

    • February 28, 1995 US Marines land in Somalia to protect the retreating UN peacekeeping force.

    • February 28, 1996 38th Grammy Awards Jagged Little Pill-Alanis Morisette wins

    • February 28, 1997 "Earthquake in Pakistan, kills 45"

    • February 28, 1997 FBI agent Earl Pitts pleads guilty to selling secrets to Russia

    • February 28, 1997 Smokers must prove they are over 18 to purchase cigarettes in US

    • February 28, 1997 The North Hollywood shootout takes place.

    • February 28, 1998 """View From the Bridge,"" closes at Criterion Theater NYC"

    • February 28, 1998 Kosovo War: Serbian police begin the offensive against the Kosovo Liberation Army in Kosovo.

    • February 28, 1998 "Vancouver Canucks Mark Messier is 4th NHLer to get 1,600 points"

    • February 28, 2000 A 6.8 earthquake shook the Pacific Northwest resulting in injuries and over 1 billion dollars damage.

    • February 28, 2001 Six passengers and four railway staff are killed and a further 82 people suffer serious injuries in the Selby rail crash.

    • February 28, 2001 "The Nisqually Earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale hits the Nisqually Valley and the Seattle, Tacoma, and Olympia area of the U.S. state of Washington."

    • February 28, 2002 "At least 55 are killed in Ahmadabad, India when Hindus burn Muslim homes."

    • February 28, 2004 Over 1 million Taiwanese participating in the 228 Hand-in-Hand Rally form a 500-kilometre (300-mile) long human chain to commemorate the 228 Incident in 1947

    • February 28, 2005 "A suicide bombing at a police recruiting centre in Al Hillah, Iraq kills 127."

    • February 28, 2005 "Lebanon's pro-Syrian prime minister, Omar Karami, resigns amid large anti-Syria street demonstrations in Beirut."

    • February 28, 2007 Jupiter flyby of the New Horizons Pluto-observer spacecraft.







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