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What Happened on February 28th This Day in History

Year Name
2013 Pope Benedict XVI resigns as the pope of the Catholic Church, becoming the first pope to do so since Pope Gregory XII, in 1415.
2005 A suicide bombing at a police recruiting centre in Al Hillah, Iraq kills 127.
2004 Over one million Taiwanese participate in the 228 Hand-in-Hand rally form a 500-kilometre (310 mi) long human chain to commemorate the February 28 Incident in 1947.
2002 During the religious violence in Gujarat, 97 people are killed in the Naroda Patiya massacre and 69 in the Gulbarg Society massacre.
2001 The 2001 Nisqually earthquake, having a moment magnitude of 6.8, with epicenter in the southern Puget Sound, damages Seattle metropolitan area.
1997 An earthquake in northern Iran is responsible for about 3,000 deaths.
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.
1997 A Turkish military memorandum resulted with collapse of the government in Turkey.[11][12]
1995 Former Australian Liberal party leader John Hewson resigns from the Australian parliament almost two years after losing the 1993 Australian federal election.
1993 The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents raid the Branch Davidian church in Waco, Texas with a warrant to arrest the group's leader David Koresh. Four ATF agents and six Davidians die in the initial raid, starting a 51-day standoff.
1991 The first Gulf War ends.
1986 Olof Palme, 26th Prime Minister of Sweden, is assassinated in Stockholm.
1985 The Provisional Irish Republican Army carries out a mortar attack on the Royal Ulster Constabulary police station at Newry, killing nine officers in the highest loss of life for the RUC on a single day.
1983 The final episode of M*A*S*H airs, with almost 106 million viewers. It still holds the record for the highest viewership of a season finale.
1980 Andalusia approves its statute of autonomy through a referendum.
1975 In London, an underground train fails to stop at Moorgate terminus station and crashes into the end of the tunnel, killing 43 people.
1972 China–United States relations: The United States and China sign the Shanghai Communiqué.
1966 A NASA T-38 Talon crashes into the McDonnell Aircraft factory while attempting a poor-visibility landing at Lambert Field, St. Louis, killing astronauts Elliot See and Charles Bassett.
1959 Discoverer 1, an American spy satellite that is the first object intended to achieve a polar orbit, is launched but fails to achieve orbit.
1958 A school bus in Floyd County, Kentucky hits a wrecker truck and plunges down an embankment into the rain-swollen Levisa Fork river. The driver and 26 children die in what remains one of the worst school bus accidents in U.S. history.
1953 James 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).
1948 Christiansborg Cross-Roads shooting in the Gold Coast, when a British police officer opens fire on a march of ex-servicemen, killing three of them and sparking major riots and looting in Accra.
1947 February 28 Incident: In Taiwan, civil disorder is put down with the loss of an estimated 30,000 civilians.
1925 The Charlevoix-Kamouraska earthquake strikes northeastern North America.
1922 The United Kingdom ends its protectorate over Egypt through a Unilateral Declaration of Independence.
1835 Elias Lönnrot signed and dated the first version of the Kalevala, the so-called foreword to the Old Kalevala.
1638 The Scottish National Covenant is signed in Edinburgh.
1525 Aztec king Cuauhtémoc is executed on the order of conquistador Hernán Cortés.
870 The Fourth Council of Constantinople closes.
202 Liu Bang is enthroned as the Emperor of China, beginning four centuries of rule by the Han dynasty.
Famous People Born on February 28

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Year Name
1535 Cornelius Gemma, Dutch astronomer and astrologer (d. 1578)
1942 Frank Bonner, American actor and television director (d. 2021)
1985 Jelena Janković, Serbian tennis player
1958 David R. Ross, Scottish historian and author (d. 2010)
1980 Tayshaun Prince, American basketball player
1961 Barry McGuigan, Irish-British boxer
1906 Bugsy Siegel, American gangster (d. 1947)
1981 Brian Bannister, American baseball player and scout
1944 Sepp Maier, German footballer and manager
1931 Len Newcombe, Welsh footballer and scout (d. 1996)
Famous People Deaths On February 28

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Date Name
1977 Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, American actor and comedian (b. 1905)[138]
2003 Chris Brasher, Guyanese-English runner and journalist, co-founded the London Marathon (b. 1928)
2017 Pierre Pascau, Mauritian-Canadian journalist (b. 1938)
1857 André Dumont, Belgian geologist and academic (b. 1809)
2016 George Kennedy, American actor (b. 1925)
2013 Donald A. Glaser, American physicist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1926)
1998 Arkady Shevchenko, Ukrainian diplomat (b. 1930)
2015 Yaşar Kemal, Turkish journalist and author (b. 1923)[155]
2004 Daniel J. Boorstin, American historian and librarian (b. 1914)
1966 Charles Bassett, American captain, engineer, and astronaut (b. 1931)