28 February: A lot of significant events took place on this day in history on 28th February.
Would you like to know what special day is today? Well, read on to find out!
What Happened Today? On This Day in History: 28 February
- In 364 AD, Valentinian I became the Roman Emperor and ruled till 375 AD.
- In 1704, Indians attacked Deerfield, Massachusetts, kidnapping over 100 and killing more than 40 people.
- In 1850, the University of Utah was inaugurated in Salt Lake City.
- In 1888, a ferry exploded in San Pablo Bay.
- In 1935, the first sample of Nylon was produced on this day.
- In 1991, the first Gulf War ended on this day.
Birth Anniversaries (28 February)
- In 1838, French engineer Maurice Lévy was born.
- In 1900, German gliding pioneer and sailplane designer Wolfram Hirth was born.
- In 1901, American chemist, author and peace activist Linus Pauling was born on this day. He became the only person to have won two unshared Nobel Prizes – Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1954) and Nobel Peace Prize (1962).
- In 1909, English critic and poet Stephen Spender was born in London, United States.
- In 1942, Italian soccer player Dino Zoff who became the oldest player ever to win the World Cup, was born on this day.
Death Anniversaries (28 February)
- In 1876, English composer Charles Edward Horsley died at the age of 53.
- In 1925, the first president of Germany Friedrich Ebert, died on this day.
- In 1932, French astronomer Guillaume Bigourdan died.
- In 1941, King of Spain Alfonso XIII died of a heart attack at the age of 54.
- In 1963, the first president of India Dr. Rajendra Prasad, died on this day.
What Special Day is Today: 28 February
- National Science Day is celebrated in India annually on this day to remember the discovery of the Raman Effect.
- National Public Sleeping Day is observed in the United States of America.
- Floral Design Day is celebrated in Boston, United States of America.
- Rare Disease Day is celebrated throughout the world to raise awareness about rare diseases.
- National Tooth Fairy Day is celebrated in Argentina and throughout the USA.
As can be seen, on this day in history on 28th February, we celebrate and observe the birth and death anniversaries of countless famous people.
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