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Daily Trivia Facts - February 28

Births

1155 - Henry the Young King, son of Henry II of England (d. 1183)
1533 - Michel de Montaigne, French writer and philosopher (d. 1592)
1552 - Joost Bürgi, Swiss clockmaker and mathematician (d. 1632)
1612 - John Pearson, English theologian (d. 1686)
1670 - Benjamin Wadsworth, American President of Harvard University (d. 1737)
1675 - Guillaume Delisle, French cartographer (d. 1726)
1683 - René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, French scientist (d. 1757)
1704 - Louis Godin, French astronomer (d. 1760)
1712 - Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, French military commander (d. 1759)
1724 - George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend, British field marshal (d. 1807)
1820 - John Tenniel, English illustrator (d. 1914)
1823 - Ernest Renan, French philosopher (d. 1892)
1827 - Blondin, French tightrope walker (d. 1897)
1833 - Alfred von Schlieffen, German field marshal (d. 1913)
1865 - Wilfred Grenfell, medical missionary to Newfoundland and Labrador (d. 1940).
1878 - Pierre Fatou, French mathematician (d. 1929)
1882 - Geraldine Farrar, American soprano (d. 1967)
1882 - José Vasconcelos, Mexican writer and politician (d. 1959)
1894 - Ben Hecht, American playwright and screenwriter (d. 1964)
1896 - Philip Showalter Hench, American physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1965)
1900 - Wolfram Hirth, German pilot and aircraft designer (d. 1959)
1901 - Linus Pauling, American chemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry and Peace (d. 1994)
1903 - Vincente Minnelli, American director (d. 1986)
1906 - Bugsy Siegel, American gangster (d. 1947)
1907 - Milton Caniff, American cartoonist (Terry and the Pirates, Steve Canyon)
1908 - Billie Bird, American actress (d. 2002)
1909 - Stephen Spender, English poet (d. 1995)
1915 - Peter Medawar, Brazilian-born scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1987)
1915 - Zero Mostel, American actor (d. 1977)
1921 - Pierre Clostermann, French World War II pilot (d. 2006)
1923 - Charles Durning, American actor
1926 - Svetlana Alliluyeva, Soviet defector, daughter of Joseph Stalin
1929 - Hayden Fry, American football coach
1929 - Frank Gehry, Canadian-American architect
1930 - Leon Neil Cooper, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1930 - Gavin MacLeod, American actor
1931 - Dean Smith, American basketball coach
1932 - Don Francks, Canadian actor
1933 - Rein Taagepera, Estonian politician
1939 - Daniel C. Tsui, Chinese-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1939 - Tommy Tune, American dancer, choreographer, and actor
1940 - Mario Andretti, American race car driver
1940 - Joe South, American singer and songwriter
1942 - Frank Bonner, American actor and director
1942 - Brian Jones, English musician (The Rolling Stones) (d. 1969)
1942 - Dino Zoff, Italian footballer
1944 - Kelly Bishop, American actress
1944 - Sepp Maier, German footballer
1944 - Win Aung, Burmese politician
1945 - Bubba Smith, American football player and actor
1946 - Robin Cook, British politician (d. 2005)
1946 - Syreeta Wright, American singer (d. 2004)
1947 - Stephanie Beacham, British actress
1948 - Steven Chu, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1948 - Mike Figgis, English director, writer, and composer
1948 - Bernadette Peters, American actress and singer
1948 - Mercedes Ruehl, American actress
1952 - William Finn, American composer and lyricist
1955 - Gilbert Gottfried, American comedian and actor
1955 - Silky Sullivan, American racehorse (d. 1977)
1956 - Jimmy Nicholl, Canadian-born Northern Irish footballer
1956 - Mike Tenay, American wrestling commentator
1957 - John Turturro, American actor
1960 - Dorothy Stratten, Canadian actress and model (d. 1980)
1961 - Rae Dawn Chong, Canadian actress
1961 - Mark Latham, Australian politician
1967 - Colin Cooper, English footballer
1969 - Robert Sean Leonard, American actor
1969 - Patrick Monahan, American rock singer (Train (band))
1970 - Noureddine Morceli, Algerian athlete
1970 - Lemony Snicket, American writer
1971 - Tristan Louis, American writer
1972 - Rory Cochrane, American actor
1973 - Eric Lindros, Canadian hockey player
1974 - Lee Carsley, Irish footballer
1978 - Benjamin Raich, Austrian Olympic skier
1979 - Primož Peterka, Slovenian ski jumper
1980 - Pascal Bosschaart, Dutch footballer
1980 - Piotr Giza, Polish footballer
1982 - Natalia Vodianova, Russian supermodel
1984 - Karolína Kurková, Czech supermodel
1985 - Jelena Janković, Serbian tennis player
1986 - Daniel Broderick, Australian musician
2001 - Smarty Jones, American racehorse

Deaths

1261 - Henry III, Duke of Brabant
1326 - Duke Leopold I of Austria (b. 1290)
1453 - Isabella, Duchess of Lorraine (b. 1400)
1485 - Niclas, Graf von Abensberg, German soldier (b. 1441)
1510 - Juan de la Cosa, Spanish cartographer and explorer
1572 - Aegidius Tschudi, Swiss historian (b. 1505)
1621 - Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1590)
1648 - King Christian IV of Denmark and Norway, (b. 1577)
1746 - Hermann von der Hardt, German historian (b. 1660)
1786 - John Gwynn, English architect and engineer (b. 1713)
1788 - Thomas Cushing, American Continental Congressman (b. 1725)
1857 - André Dumont, Belgian geologist (b. 1809)
1916 - Henry James, American writer (b. 1843)
1925 - Friedrich Ebert, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1871)
1929 - Clemens von Pirquet, Austrian physician (b. 1874)
1936 - Charles Nicolle, French bacteriologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1866)
1941 - King Alfonso XIII of Spain (b. 1886)
1942 - Karel Doorman, Dutch admiral (b. 1889)
1959 - Maxwell Anderson, American playwright and film writer (b. 1888)
1967 - Henry Luce, American publisher (b. 1898)
1974 - Bobby Bloom, American singer/songwriter (b. 1946)
1977 - Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, American actor (b. 1905)
1978 - Eric Frank Russell, English author (b. 1905)
1978 - Philip Ahn, American actor (b. 1905)
1978 - Zara Cully, American actress (b. 1892)
1985 - David Byron, British singer (Uriah Heep) (b. 1947)
1985 - Ray Ellington, British singer (b. 1916)
1986 - Olof Palme, Prime Minister of Sweden (b. 1927)
1991 - Reinhard Bendix, German sociologist (b. 1916)
1993 - Ruby Keeler, Canadian actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1910)
1998 - Dermot Morgan, Irish actor and comedian (b. 1952)
1998 - Arkady Shevchenko, Soviet diplomat (b. 1930)
1999- Erez Gerstein, highest ranking Israeli to die in Lebanon as rank of Brigadier General
2002 - Mary Stuart, American actress (b. 1926)
2002 - Helmut Zacharias, German violinist (b. 1920)
2003 - Chris Brasher, British athlete (b. 1928)
2003 - Fidel Sánchez Hernández, President of El Salvador (heart attack) (b. 1917)
2003 - Roger Michael Needham, British cryptographer (b. 1935)
2004 - Daniel J. Boorstin, American historian, writer, and Librarian of Congress (b. 1914)
2004 - Andres Nuiamäe, Estonian soldier (killed in battle) (b. 1982)
2006 - Owen Chamberlain, American physicist, Nobel Prize recipient (b. 1920)

Events

364 - Valentinian I is elevated as Roman Emperor.
1700 - Today is followed by March 1 in Sweden, thus creating the Swedish calendar.
1784 - John Wesley charters the Methodist Church.
1827 - The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad is incorporated, becoming the first railroad in America offering commercial transportation of both people and freight.
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.
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.
1850 - The University of Utah opens in Salt Lake City, Utah.
1854 - The Republican Party of the United States is organized in Ripon, Wisconsin.
1861 - Colorado is organized as a United States territory.
1870 - The Bulgarian Exarchate is established by decree of Sultan Abd-ul-Aziz of the Ottoman Empire.
1883 - The first vaudeville theater opens in Boston, Massachusetts.
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.)
1897 - Queen Ranavalona III, the last monarch in Madagascar, was deposed by a French military force.
1900 - The Second Boer War: The 118-day "Siege of Ladysmith" is lifted.
1922 - The United Kingdom accepts the independence of Egypt.
1933 - Gleichschaltung: The Reichstag Fire Decree is passed in Germany a day after the Reichstag fire.
1935 - Nylon is discovered by Wallace Carothers.
1939 - The first issue of Serbian weekly magazine Politikin zabavnik was published.
1939 - The word "Dord" is discovered in the Webster's New International Dictionary, Second Edition, prompting an investigation.
1940 - Basketball is televised for the first time (Fordham University vs. the University of Pittsburgh in Madison Square Garden).
1947 - February 28 Incident: In Taiwan, civil disorder is put down at a loss of 30,000 civilian lives.
1948 - Bud Gartiser sets a new world record after clearing the 50-yard low hurdles in 6.8 seconds.
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).
1960 - The United States defeats Czechoslovakia 9-4 to win the gold medal at the Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, California.
1972 - Sino-American relations: The United States and People's Republic of China sign the Shanghai Communiqué.
1974 - After seven years, the United States and Egypt re-establish diplomatic relations.
1975 - A major tube train crash at Moorgate station, London kills 43 people.
1983 - The final episode of M*A*S*H is broadcast in the USA, becoming the most watched television episode in history, with 106–125 million viewers in the U.S. (estimate varies by source).
1986 - Olof Palme, Prime Minister of Sweden, is assassinated in Stockholm.
1993 - 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 BATF agents and five Davidians die in the initial raid, starting a 51-day standoff.
1997 - The North Hollywood shootout takes place.
1998 - Kosovo War: Serbian police begin the offensive againt the KLA in Kosovo.
2001 - An 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.
2002 - At least 55 are killed in Ahmadabad, India when Hindus burn Muslim homes.
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

Holidays

Bahá'í Faith - Day 3 of Ayyám-i-Há (Intercalary Days) - days in the Bahá'í calendar devoted to service and gift giving.
Saint Romanus (died 463)
Saint Oswald (d. 992)
Saint Rufinus
Saint Silvana
Blessed Antonia of Florence (d. 1472)
     
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