Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Monday, February 28, 2011
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Saturday, February 28, 2004
Friday, February 28, 2003
Canada's prime minister Jean Chrétien indicates that he believes that regime change is a dangerous goal for an invasion of Iraq, and that disarmament only should be the goal of international pressure. //cbc.ca/stories/2003/02/28/chretienmex030228
Thursday, February 28, 2002
Gulbarg Society massacre : During the 2002 Gujarat riots, a mob attacked the Gulbarg Society, a lower middle-class Muslim neighbourhood in Chamanpura, Ahmedabad. Most of the houses were burnt, and at least 35 victims including a former Congress, Member of Parliament, Ehsan Jafri, were burnt alive, while 31 others went missing after the incident, later presumed dead, bringing the total of the dead to 69.
Wednesday, February 28, 2001
An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale hits the Northwest area of the United States. There were no reports of any deaths.
Friday, February 28, 1997
North Hollywood shootout
: Two robbers wearing kevlar
body armor armed with AK-47
s containing armor-piercing bullets injure 17 police officers and civilians in a gun battle. The incident sparked debate on the appropriate firepower for United States patrol officers to have available in similar situations in the future.
Wednesday, February 28, 1996
Canadian singer Alanis Morissette
wins the top honor, Album of the Year award, at the 38th Annual Grammy Awards. She is the youngest person to ever win this award, a record she held until 2010.
At least 81 people drown when a boat capsizes 120 kilometres east of Kala, Uganda.
Tuesday, February 28, 1995
Members of the group Patriot's Council are convicted in Minnesota
of manufacturing ricin
Monday, February 28, 1994
Mary Ellen Withrow begins her term of office as Treasurer of the United States, serving under President Bill Clinton.
Sunday, February 28, 1993
Thursday, February 28, 1991
MarchndashApril ndash Iraqi forces suppress rebellions in the southern and northern parts of the country, creating a humanitarian disaster on the borders of Turkey and Iran.
An amateur video captures the beating of motorist Rodney King by Los Angeles, California police officers.
Wednesday, February 28, 1990
A fire at the Sheraton Hotel in Cairo, Egypt, kills 16 people.
President of Nicaragua Daniel Ortega announces a cease-fire with the U.S.-backed "contras".
Friday, February 28, 1986
Thursday, February 28, 1985
Monday, February 28, 1983
The final episode of MASH is aired and the record of most watched episode is broken.
Monday, February 28, 1977
Elizabeth II opens the Parliament of New Zealand.
Saturday, February 28, 1976
Burundi recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
Monday, February 28, 1972
The Asama-Sanso incident ends in a standoff between five members of the Japanese United Red Army and the authorities, in which two policemen are killed and 12 injured.
The "Pioneer 10" spacecraft is launched from Cape Kennedy, to be the first man-made satellite to leave the solar system.
Sunday, February 28, 1971
Pakistani President Agha Muhammad Yahya Khan indefinitely postpones the pending National Assembly session, precipitating massive civil disobedience in East Pakistan.
A bomb explodes in the men's room at the United States Capitol. Weather Underground Organization claims responsibility.
Evel Knievel sets a world record and jumps 19 cars in Ontario, California.
Monday, February 28, 1966
U.S. astronauts Charles Bassett and Elliott See are killed in an aircraft accident in St. Louis, Missouri.
Soviet space probe "Venera 3" crashes on Venus, becoming the first spacecraft to land on another planet's surface.
Thursday, February 28, 1963
Iron Man debuts in Marvel Comics's Tales of Suspense #39.
resigns from the New York Newspaper Publisher's Association, feeling that the city needs at least one paper. Her paper, the "New York Post
", resumes publication on March 4.
The divorce case of The Duke and Duchess of Argyll causes scandal in the United Kingdom.
Friday, February 28, 1958
Thursday, February 28, 1946
British troops withdraw from Iran according to treaty the Soviets do not.
Wednesday, February 28, 1945
, a violent demonstration takes place, during which the "bolşevic" group opens fire on the army and protesters. In response, Andrei Y. Vishinsky
vice commissioner of foreign affairs and president of the Allied Control Commission for Romania
, travels to Bucharest
to compel Nicolae Rădescu
to resign as premier.
Sunday, February 28, 1943
Tuesday, February 28, 1933
The Reichstag Fire Decree
is passed in response to the Reichstag fire, nullifying many German civil liberties.
Saturday, February 28, 1925
The inauguration of Calvin Coolidge as President of the United States becomes the first to be broadcast on radio.
Tuesday, February 28, 1922
An ice mass breaks the Oder Dam in Breslau
Friday, February 28, 1919
Sunday, February 28, 1904
Saturday, February 28, 1885
February concludes without having a full moon.
MarchndashMay ndash The North-West Rebellion is suppressed in Canada.
Wednesday, February 28, 1883
Thursday, February 28, 1878
Bulgaria regains its independence from the Ottoman Empire.
Monday, February 28, 1876
The Third Carlist War
forces did not succeed, and the promises were never fulfilled. The Carlistpretender
(Carlos María de Borbón y Austria-Este-duque de Madrid y conde de la Alcarria) AKA:Carlos VII
went into exile in France bringing the conflict to an end after four years of war.
Monday, February 28, 1870
Wednesday, February 28, 1866
The month concludes without having a full moon.
Thursday, February 28, 1861
American Civil War: Texas is admitted to the Confederate States of America.
Colorado is organized as a United States territory.
President Abraham Lincoln takes office, succeeding James Buchanan.
(February 19 O.S.) ndash Serfdom is abolished in Imperial Russia.
Tuesday, February 28, 1860
Tuesday, February 28, 1854
Thursday, February 28, 1850
The University of Utah opens in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Wednesday, 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. The "California" leaves New York Harbor on October 6, 1848, rounds Cape Horn at the tip of South America, and arrives at San Francisco, California after the 4 month 21 day journey.
The U.S. Congress passes the Gold Coinage Act allowing the minting of gold coins.
GLO transferred to the Department of Interior.
Friday, February 28, 1845
The United States Congress approves the annexation of Texas.
Wednesday, February 28, 1844
Wednesday, February 28, 1827
The Baltimore Ohio Railroad is incorporated, becoming the first railroad
offering commercial transportation of both people and freight.
Friday, February 28, 1800
Wednesday, February 28, 1787
Saturday, February 28, 1784
John Wesley ordains ministers for the Methodist Church in the United States.
Saturday, February 28, 1728
Friday, February 28, 1710
Wednesday, February 28, 1646
Tuesday, February 28, 1645
English Civil War: Uxbridge armistice talks fail.
Sunday, February 28, 1638
Sunday, February 28, 1616
May ndash The Thomas Overbury Murder Scandal (1615–1616) ends with the conviction of Earl and Countess of Somerset, who were, however, not hanged but imprisoned until 1622 in the Tower of London. Although King James I of England has ordered the investigation of the poet's murder and allowed his former court favorite to be arrested and tried, his court, now under the influence of the Earl of Buckingham (George Villiers) gains the reputation of being corrupt and vile. The royal visit of James's brother-in-law Christian IV, king of Denmark, a notorious soak, adds further scandal.! I removed the reference to Christopher Marlowe, since he died in 1593.dks
In the aftermath of the 1613–1614 anti-Jewish pogrom called the Fettmilch Uprising, in Frankfurt, Germany, mob leader Vincenz Fettmilch is beheaded, but the Jews, who had been expelled from the city on August 23, 1614, following the plundering of the Judengasse, can only return as a result of direct intervention by Holy Roman Emperor Matthias. After long negotiations, the Jews are left without any compensation for their plundered belongings.
The English Roman Catholic priest, Thomas Atkinson (born c.1546) is hanged, drawn, and quartered at York, at age 70 (he is beatified by Pope John Paul II on November 22, 1987).
Action of 1616 ndash La Goulette, Tunisia: A Spanish squadron under Francisco de Ribera defeats a Tunisian fleet.
Saturday, February 18, 1525 (Julianian calendar)
Tuesday, February 19, 1488 (Julianian calendar)
Ch'oe Pu (1454ndash1504), the Korean Commissioner of Registers for the island of Cheju, shipwrecks on the southeast coast of China in Taizhou, Zhejiang, during the Ming Dynasty. From then until July 12 he and his crew are hosted by Chinese military courier officers to travel along the Grand Canal of China, all the way to Beijing, and then finally back across the Yalu River into Korea. His written commentary on Chinese customs, foreign and domestic trade, and transport in places such as Hangzhou and Suzhou are valuable records of Ming era culture and commerce.
Friday, February 24, 870 (Julianian calendar)
Saturday, February 24, 714 (Julianian calendar)
On the death of Pepin II, his illegitimate son Charles Martel becomes mayor of the Austrasian palace and effective power behind the Frankish throne.
An earthquake strikes Syria.
The Tibetan invasion of China's Tang Dynasty is defeated.
Emperor Xuanzong of Tang forbids all commercial vendors and shops in the Chinese capital city of Chang'an to copy and sell Buddhist sutras, so that the emperor can give the clergy of the Buddhist monasteries the sole right to distribute written sutras to the laity.
Sunday, February 26, 590 (Julianian calendar)
Bahrām attacks Khosrau at night Khosrau flees for Circesium the next day.
Tuesday, February 27, 468 (Julianian calendar)