Historical Events on 28th February

Events 1 - 200 of 204

202 BC - Coronation ceremony of Liu Bang as Emperor Gaozu of Han takes place, initiating four centuries of the Han Dynasty's rule over China
364 - Valentinian I becomes Roman Emperor.
870 - 8th Ecumenical council ends in Constantinople
1570 - Anti-Portugese uprising on Ternate, Moluccas
1638 - Scottish Presbyterians sign National Convent, Greyfriars, Edinburgh
1646 - Roger Scott was tried in Mass for sleeping in church
1653 - -Mar 3] 3 Day Sea battle English beats Dutch
1667 - English colony Suriname in Dutch hands
1700 - Today is followed by March 1 in Sweden, thus creating the Swedish calendar.
1704 - Elias Neau, a Frenchman, opens a school for blacks in NYC
1704 - Indians attack Deerfield, Mass, kill 40, kidnap 100
1708 - Slave revolt, Newton, Long Island NY, 11 die
1710 - In the Battle of Helsingborg, 14,000 Danish invaders under Jørgen Rantzau are decisively defeated by an equally sized Swedish force under Magnus Stenbock.
Composer George Friedrich HandelComposer George Friedrich Handel 1728 - George F Handel's opera "Siroe, re di Persia," premieres in London
1730 - Tsarina Anna Ivanovna leads autocracy
1749 - 1st edition of Henry Fieldings' "Tom Jones" published
1759 - Pope Clement XIII allows Bible to be translated into various languages
1778 - Rhode Island General Assembly authorizes enlistment of slaves
1784 - John Wesley charters Methodist Church
1787 - The charter establishing the institution now known as the University of Pittsburgh is granted.
1794 - US Senate voids Pennsylvania's election of Abraham Gallatin
1810 - 1st US fire insurance joint-stock company organized, Philadelphia
Composer Franz SchubertComposer Franz Schubert 1819 - 1st public performance of a Franz Schubert song, "Schäfers Klageleid"
1826 - M Biela, an Austrian officer, discovers Biela's Comet
1827 - 1st commercial railroad in US, Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) chartered
1828 - Franz Grillparzer's "Ein Treuer Diener," premieres in Vienna
1835 - Dr Elias L"nnrot publishes Finnish poem "Kalevala"
1838 - Robert Nelson, leader of the Patriotes, proclaims the independence of Lower Canada (today Québec)
1844 - 12-inch gun aboard USS Princeton explodes
1847 - US defeats Mexico in battle of Sacramento
1849 - 1st boat load of gold rush prospectors arrives in SF from east coast
1850 - The University of Utah opens in Salt Lake City, Utah.
1854 - Republican Party formally organized at Ripon, Wisc
1859 - Arkansas legislature requires free blacks to choose exile or slavery
1861 - Territories of Nevada & Colorado created
1862 - Opera "La Reine de Saba," premieres in Paris
1863 - Confederate raider "Nashville" sinks near Fort McAllister Georgia
1864 - -Mar 3rd] Skirmish at Albemarle County Virginia (Burton's Ford)
1864 - -Mar 4th) Raid at Kilpatrick's Richmond
1870 - The Bulgarian Exarchate is established by decree of Sultan Abd-ul-Aziz of the Ottoman Empire.
1871 - 2nd Enforcement Act gives federal control of congressional elections
1878 - US congress authorizes large-size silver certificate
1879 - "Exodus of 1879" southern blacks flee political/economic exploitation
1882 - 1st US college cooperative store opens, at Harvard U
1883 - 1st US vaudeville theater opens (Boston)
1888 - Ferry in San Pablo Bay explodes
1888 - Vincent d'Indy's Wallenstein-trilogy, premieres
1891 - Oscar Grundén skates world record 500m (50.8 sec)
1893 - Edward Acheson, Penn, patents an abrasive he names "carborundum"
1896 - France dismisses Queen Ranavalona of Madagascar
1900 - General Buller's troops relieve Ladysmith Natal
1902 - Jules Massenets opera premieres in Monte Carlo
1903 - Barney Dreyfuss & James Potter buys Philadelphia Phillies for $170,000
1904 - Vincent d'Indy's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres
1906 - Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Queen's U (Kingston Ont) in 2 games
1908 - Failed assassination attempt on Shah Mohammed Ali in Teheran
1912 - Victor Trumper's last Test Cricket innings c Woolley b Barnes 50
1913 - 6.8-m, 4000-kg elephant seal killed, South Georgia (S Atlantic)
1914 - Construction begins on Tower of Jewels for the Exposition (SF)
1915 - WWI: After the French try to drive the Germans forces back into the Champagne region, they gain a few hundred yards - at the cost of 50,000 casualties
1917 - AP reports Mexico & Japan will allie with Germany if US enters WW I
1920 - Maurice Ravel's "Le tombeau de Couperin," premieres
1922 - Egypt regains independence from Britain, but British troops remain
1922 - KHQ-AM in Spokane WA begins radio transmissions
1923 - Swedish king Gustaaf V begins state visit to Netherlands
1924 - US begins intervention in Honduras
1925 - "Tea For Two" by Marion Harris hit #1
1925 - Congress authorizes a special handling stamp
1925 - Longest win streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (9 games)
1925 - Theater Museum of Amsterdam forms
1929 - Chic Black Hawks lose record NHL 15th straight game at home
1931 - Canadian Rugby Union adopts the forward pass
1931 - Oswald Mosley founds his New Party
1933 - 1st female in cabinet: Francis Perkins appointed Secretary of Labor
1933 - German Pres Von Hindenburg abolishes free expression of opinion
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 1933 - Hitler disallows German communist party (KPD)
1935 - Amsterdam Hotel of the Red Lion gets sidewalk permit
1935 - Wallace Carothers manufactures 1st nylon polymer
1939 - Great-Britain recognizes Franco-regime in Spain
1939 - The first issue of Serbian weekly magazine Politikin zabavnik is published.
1939 - The erroneous word "Dord" is discovered in the Webster's New International Dictionary, Second Edition, prompting an investigation.
1940 - 1st televised basketball game (U of Pitts beats Fordham U, 50-37)
1940 - Richard Wright's "Native Son" published
1940 - US population at 131,669,275 (12,865,518 blacks (9.8%))
1941 - 39 U Boats (197,000 ton) sunk this month
1941 - British-Italian dogfight above Albania
1942 - 1st weapon drop on Netherlands
1942 - Japanese land in Java, last Allied bastion in Dutch East Indies
1942 - Race riot, Sojourner Truth Homes, Detroit
1943 - "Porgy & Bess" opens on Broadway with Anne Brown & Todd Duncan
1943 - 63 U Boats (359,300 ton) sinks this month
1947 - Anti Kuomintang demonstration on Taiwan
1947 - 228 Incident: In Taiwan, civil disorder is put down with the loss of 30,000 civilian lives.
1950 - "Alive & Kicking" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 46 perfs
1951 - French government of Pleven dissolves
1951 - Senate committee reports of at least 2 major US crime syndicates
Soviet Union Premier Joseph StalinSoviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin 1953 - Stalin meets with Beria, Bulganin, Khrushchev & Malenkov
1954 - Patty Berg/Pete Cooper wins LPGA Orlando Mixed Golf Tournament
1954 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
1956 - 13 die in a train crash in Swampscott Mass
1956 - Forrester issued a patent for computer core memory
1957 - Jockey Johnny Longden's 5,000th career victory
1958 - West Indies 1-504 in reply to Pakistan 328, day 3 of 3rd Test Cricket
1959 - "Goldilocks" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 161 perfs
1959 - Ice Dance Championship at Colo Springs USA won by Denny & Jones of GRB
1959 - Ice Pairs Championship at Colorado Springs won by Wagner & Paul of CAN
1959 - Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Colo Spr won by Carol Heiss USA
1959 - Launch of Discoverer 1 (WTR)-1st polar orbit
1959 - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Colo Spr won by David Jenkins USA
1959 - NFL trade, Chicago Cards trade Ollie Matson to LA Rams for 9 players
1960 - 8th winter Olympic games close at Squaw Valley, Cal
1960 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
1960 - US wins Olympic hockey gold medal by defeating Canada
Politician, statesman Henry KissingerPolitician, statesman Henry Kissinger 1961 - JFK names Henry Kissinger special advisor
1962 - WMGM-AM in New York City changes call letters to WHN
1966 - Cavern Club (Beatles hangout) in Liverpool closes
1966 - Sandy Koufax & Don Drysdale begin a joint holdout against Dodgers
1967 - Wilt Chamberlain sinks NBA record 35th consecutive field goal
1968 - Pirate Radio Hauraki, off NZ, returns to the air
1969 - Ice Dance Championship at Colorado Spr won by Towler & Ford of GBR
1969 - Ice Pairs Championship at Colorado Spr won by Rodnina & Ulanov of URS
1969 - Ladies Figure Skating Champion in Colo Spr won by Gabriele Seyfert GDR
1969 - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Colo Springs won by Tim Wood USA
1970 - "Georgy" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 4 performances
1970 - Bicycles permitted to cross Golden Gate Bridge
1970 - Caroline Walker runs world female record marathon (3:02:53)
1970 - KIIN (now KUN) TV channel 12 in Iowa City, IA (PBS) 1st broadcast
1970 - WUTR TV channel 20 in Utica-Rome, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
1971 - WDRB TV channel 41 in Louisville, KY (IND) begins broadcasting
Golfer Jack NicklausGolfer Jack Nicklaus 1971 - 53rd PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 281 at PGA Natl FL Jack Nicklaus wins his 2nd golf grand slam
1972 - George Harrison is involved in a minor car accident
1972 - Pres Richard Nixon ends historic week-long visit to China
1972 - The Asama-Sanso incident ends in Japan.
1973 - Suriname government of Sedney arrests 13 union leaders
1974 - Ethiopian government of Makonnen forms
1974 - Labour Party wins British parliamentary election
1974 - Taiwan police shoots into crowd
1974 - US & Egypt re-form diplomatic relations after 7 years
1975 - 41 killed in London Underground, as train speeds past final stop
37th US President Richard Nixon37th US President Richard Nixon 1975 - EG signs accord of Lome with 46 developing countries
1975 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1975 - A major tube train crash at Moorgate station, London kills 43 people.
1976 - 18th Grammy Awards: Love Will Keep Us Together, Natalie Cole wins
1976 - Ceuta & Melilla (Spanish Morocco) are last European African possession
1976 - Spain withdraws from Western Sahara
1977 - 1st killer whale born in captivity (Marineland, Los Angeles California)
1977 - Harbor strike in Rotterdam/Amsterdam ends
1979 - Ernest Thompson's "On Golden Pond," premieres in NYC
1980 - "The Well-Tuned Piano" by La Monte Young premieres (takes 4 h 12 m)
1980 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1981 - Calvin Murphy (Hou), sets NBA record with 78 consecutive free throws
1981 - China PR throws out Neth ambassador due to submarine sale to Taiwan
1982 - AT & T looses record $7 BILLION for fiscal year ending on this day
1982 - Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Arizona Copper Golf Classic
1982 - FALN (PR Nationalist Group) bombs Wall Street
1983 - Final TV episode of "M*A*S*H" airs (CBS); record 125 million watch in the US
King of Pop Michael JacksonKing of Pop Michael Jackson 1984 - 26th Grammy Awards: Michael Jackson wins 8 Grammys
1986 - European Economic Community sign "Special Act" for Europe free trade
1986 - Peter Uberroth suspended 7 baseball players for 1 year, after they admitted in Curtis Strong's trial in September, they used drugs
1988 - 15th Winter Olympic games close at Calgary, Canada
1988 - Anti-Armenian pogrom in Azerbaijan, 30 killed
1988 - Pat Verbeek becomes 1st NJ Devil to score 4 goals in an NHL game
1988 - Yvonne van Gennip skates world record 5 km ladies (7:14.13)
1989 - Gretchen Polhemus, 23, (Texas), crowned 38th Miss USA
1989 - Memo by Brian Gumbel criticizing Today Show co-workers becomes public
1989 - Red Schoendienst & Al Barlick elected to baseball's Hall of Fame
1990 - Dutch police seize 3,000 kg of cocaine
1990 - US 65th manned space mission STS 36 (Atlantis 6) launches into orbit
1991 - "Les Miserables" opens at Theatre Carre, Amsterdam
1991 - "Speed of Darkness" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 36 performances
1991 - Don Mattingly named 10th NY Yankee Captain
1991 - Noureddine Morceli runs world record 1500m indoor (3:34:16)
1991 - US & allied forces grant Iraq a cease fire
1993 - "Anna Christie" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 54 performances
Comedian Jerry SeinfeldComedian Jerry Seinfeld 1993 - 7th American Comedy Award: seinfeld wins
1993 - Gun battle erupts near Waco, Texas at Branch Davidian compound after FBI attempts a raid
1993 - Iolanda Chen triple jumps world indoor record hop step (14.46m)
1994 - Brady Law, imposing a wait-period to buy a hand-gun, went into effect
1995 - Denver International Airport opens
1996 - 38th Grammy Awards: Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morisette wins
1997 - Earthquake in Pakistan, kills 45
1997 - FBI agent Earl Pitts pleads guilty to selling secrets to Russia
1997 - Smokers must prove they are over 18 to purchase cigarettes in US
1997 - The North Hollywood shootout takes place.
1998 - "View From the Bridge," closes at Criterion Theater NYC
1998 - Vancouver Canucks Mark Messier is 4th NHLer to get 1,600 points
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.
1998 - Kosovo War: Serbian police begin the offensive against the Kosovo Liberation Army in Kosovo.
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.
2001 - Six passengers and four railway staff are killed and a further 82 people suffer serious injuries in the Selby rail crash.
Rapper & Record Producer Jay-ZRapper & Record Producer Jay-Z 2001 - 15th Soul Train Music Awards: The Isley Brothers, Destiny's Child & Jay-Z win
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
2004 - 24th Golden Raspberry Awards: Gigli wins
2005 - Lebanon's pro-Syrian prime minister, Omar Karami, resigns amid large anti-Syria street demonstrations in Beirut.
2005 - A suicide bombing at a police recruiting centre in Al Hillah, Iraq kills 127.
2005 - 19th Soul Train Music Awards: Ice Cube, Usher & Ciara win
2007 - Jupiter flyby of the New Horizons Pluto-observer spacecraft.
Rapper Ice CubeRapper Ice Cube 2008 - Former Prime Minister of Thailand Thaksin Shinawatra is arrested on corruption charges upon returning to Thailand after months of exile.
2012 - Occupy London protesters evicted from St Paul's Cathedral
2012 - Discovery of the largest prehistoric penguin, Kairuku grebneffi, at nearly 5ft tall

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