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28th of February 0870 EVENT The Fourth Council of Constantinople closes.
28th of February 1638 EVENT The Scottish National Covenant is signed in Edinburgh.
28th of February 1700 EVENT Today is followed by March 1 in Sweden, thus creating the Swedish calendar.
28th of February 1710 EVENT In the Battle of Helsingborg, 14,000 Danish invaders under J?rgen Rantzau are decisively defeated by an equally sized Swedish force under Magnus Stenbock.
28th of February 1784 EVENT John Wesley charters the Methodist Church.
28th of February 1827 EVENT The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad is incorporated, becoming the first railroad in America offering commercial transportation of both people and freight.
28th of February 1838 EVENT Robert Nelson, leader of the Patriotes, proclaims the independence of Lower Canada (today Quebec)
28th of February 1844 EVENT A gun on USS Princeton explodes while the boat is on a Potomac River cruise, killing eight people, including two United States Cabinet members.
28th of February 1849 EVENT 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 22 days after leaving New York Harbor.
28th of February 1854 EVENT The Republican Party of the United States is organized in Ripon, Wisconsin.
28th of February 1870 EVENT The Bulgarian Exarchate is established by decree of Sultan Abd-ul-Aziz of the Ottoman Empire.
28th of February 1883 EVENT The first vaudeville theater opens in Boston, Massachusetts.
28th of February 1885 EVENT 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.)
28th of February 1893 EVENT The USS Indiana, the lead ship of her class and the first battleship in the United States Navy comparable to foreign battleships of the time, is launched.
28th of February 1897 EVENT Queen Ranavalona III, the last monarch of Madagascar, is deposed by a French military force.
28th of February 1900 EVENT The Second Boer War: The 118-day "Siege of Ladysmith" is lifted.
28th of February 1914 EVENT The Autonomous Republic of Northern Epirus is proclaimed in Gjirokaster, by the Greeks living in southern Albania.
28th of February 1922 EVENT The United Kingdom ends its protectorate over Egypt through a Unilateral Declaration of Independence.
28th of February 1928 EVENT C.V. Raman discovers Raman effect.
28th of February 1933 EVENT Gleichschaltung: The Reichstag Fire Decree is passed in Germany a day after the Reichstag fire.
28th of February 1935 EVENT DuPont scientist Wallace Carothers invents nylon.
28th of February 1939 EVENT The erroneous word "dord" is discovered in the Webster's New International Dictionary, Second Edition, prompting an investigation.
28th of February 1940 EVENT Basketball is televised for the first time (Fordham University vs. the University of Pittsburgh in Madison Square Garden).
28th of February 1942 EVENT The heavy cruiser USS Houston is sunk in the Battle of Sunda Strait with 693 crew members killed, along with HMAS Perth which lost 375 men.
28th of February 1947 EVENT 228 Incident: In Taiwan, civil disorder is put down with the loss of 30,000 civilian lives.
28th of February 1953 EVENT James D. 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).
28th of February 1954 EVENT The first color television sets using the NTSC standard are offered for sale to the general public.
28th of February 1958 EVENT 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 the worst school bus accident in U.S. history.
28th of February 1959 EVENT Discoverer 1, an American spy satellite that is the first object to achieve a polar orbit, is launched.
28th of February 1972 EVENT Sino-American relations: The United States and People's Republic of China sign the Shanghai Communique.
28th of February 1975 EVENT A major tube train crash at Moorgate station, London kills 43 people.
28th of February 1980 EVENT Andalusia approves its statute of autonomy through a referendum.
28th of February 1985 EVENT 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.
28th of February 1986 EVENT Olof Palme, Prime Minister of Sweden, is assassinated in Stockholm.
28th of February 1991 EVENT The first Gulf War ends.
28th of February 1993 EVENT 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.
28th of February 1997 EVENT An earthquake in northern Iran is responsible for about 3,000 deaths.
28th of February 1997 EVENT An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 in Armenia and Azerbaijan kills around 1,100 people
28th of February 1997 EVENT The North Hollywood shootout takes place, resulting in the injury of 19 people and the deaths of both perpetrators.
28th of February 1997 EVENT 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.
28th of February 1998 EVENT 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.
28th of February 1998 EVENT Kosovo War: Serbian police begin the offensive against the Kosovo Liberation Army in Kosovo.
28th of February 2001 EVENT 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.
28th of February 2001 EVENT Six passengers and four railway staff are killed and a further 82 people suffer serious injuries in the Selby rail crash.
28th of February 2004 EVENT 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
28th of February 2005 EVENT A suicide bombing at a police recruiting centre in Al Hillah, Iraq kills 127.
28th of February 1155 BIRTHDAY Henry the Young King, son of Henry II of England (d. 1183)
28th of February 1261 BIRTHDAY Margaret of Scotland, queen of Norway (d. 1283)
28th of February 1533 BIRTHDAY Michel de Montaigne, French writer (d. 1592)
28th of February 1552 BIRTHDAY Joost Burgi, Swiss clockmaker (d. 1632)
28th of February 1573 BIRTHDAY Elias Holl, German Architect (d. 1646)
28th of February 1612 BIRTHDAY John Pearson, English theologian (d. 1686)
28th of February 1670 BIRTHDAY Benjamin Wadsworth, American President of Harvard University (d. 1737)
28th of February 1675 BIRTHDAY Guillaume Delisle, French cartographer (d. 1726)
28th of February 1683 BIRTHDAY Rene Antoine Ferchault de Reaumur, French scientist (d. 1757)
28th of February 1704 BIRTHDAY Louis Godin, French astronomer (d. 1760)
28th of February 1712 BIRTHDAY Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, French military commander (d. 1759)
28th of February 1724 BIRTHDAY George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend, British field marshal (d. 1807)
28th of February 1812 BIRTHDAY Berthold Auerbach, German poet and author (d. 1882)
28th of February 1820 BIRTHDAY John Tenniel, English illustrator (d. 1914)
28th of February 1823 BIRTHDAY Ernest Renan, French philosopher (d. 1892)
28th of February 1824 BIRTHDAY Blondin, French tightrope walker (d. 1897)
28th of February 1833 BIRTHDAY Alfred von Schlieffen, German field marshal (d. 1913)
28th of February 1838 BIRTHDAY Maurice Levy, French engineer (d. 1910)
28th of February 1840 BIRTHDAY Henri Duveyrier, French explorer (d. 1892)
28th of February 1841 BIRTHDAY Adrien Albert Marie de Mun, French politician (d. 1914)
28th of February 1851 BIRTHDAY Samuel W. McCall, 47th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1923)
28th of February 1865 BIRTHDAY Wilfred Grenfell, medical missionary (d. 1940)
28th of February 1878 BIRTHDAY Pierre Fatou, French mathematician (d. 1929)
28th of February 1878 BIRTHDAY Artur Kapp, Estonian composer (d. 1952)
28th of February 1882 BIRTHDAY Geraldine Farrar, American soprano (d. 1967)
28th of February 1882 BIRTHDAY Jose Vasconcelos, Mexican writer (d. 1959)
28th of February 1882 BIRTHDAY Padraic O Conaire, Irish writer (d. 1928)
28th of February 1894 BIRTHDAY Ben Hecht, American playwright (d. 1964)
28th of February 1895 BIRTHDAY Marcel Pagnol, French novelist, playwright and film director (d. 1974)
28th of February 1896 BIRTHDAY Philip Showalter Hench, American physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1965)
28th of February 1900 BIRTHDAY Wolfram Hirth, German pilot (d. 1959)
28th of February 1901 BIRTHDAY Linus Pauling, American chemist and activist, Nobel laureate (d. 1994)
28th of February 1903 BIRTHDAY Vincente Minnelli, American film director (d. 1986)
28th of February 1906 BIRTHDAY Bugsy Siegel, American gangster (d. 1947)
28th of February 1907 BIRTHDAY Milton Caniff, American cartoonist (Terry and the Pirates, Steve Canyon) (d. 1988)
28th of February 1908 BIRTHDAY Alexander Golitzen, American art director (d. 2005)
28th of February 1908 BIRTHDAY Billie Bird, American actress (d. 2002)
28th of February 1909 BIRTHDAY Stephen Spender, English poet (d. 1995)
28th of February 1911 BIRTHDAY Otakar Vavra, Czech film director
28th of February 1912 BIRTHDAY Clara Petacci, Italian mistress of Benito Mussolini (d. 1945)
28th of February 1915 BIRTHDAY Ketti Frings, American playwright and screenwriter (d. 1981)
28th of February 1915 BIRTHDAY Zero Mostel, American actor (d. 1977)
28th of February 1915 BIRTHDAY Peter Medawar, Brazilian-born scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1987)
28th of February 1916 BIRTHDAY Cesar Climaco, Filipino politician (d. 1984)
28th of February 1916 BIRTHDAY Svend Asmussen, Danish jazz violinist
28th of February 1917 BIRTHDAY Ernesto Alonso, Mexican actor, director, cinematographer, and producer (d. 2007)
28th of February 1918 BIRTHDAY Alfred Burke, British actor (d. 2011)
28th of February 1921 BIRTHDAY Pierre Clostermann, French World War II pilot (d. 2006)
28th of February 1922 BIRTHDAY Joyce Howard, British film actress (d. 2010)
28th of February 1923 BIRTHDAY Charles Durning, American actor
28th of February 1925 BIRTHDAY Harry H Corbett, English actor (d. 1982)
28th of February 1926 BIRTHDAY Svetlana Alliluyeva, Soviet defector, daughter of Joseph Stalin
28th of February 1929 BIRTHDAY Hayden Fry, American football coach
28th of February 1929 BIRTHDAY Frank Gehry, Canadian-American architect
28th of February 1929 BIRTHDAY Joseph Rouleau, Canadian bass opera singer
28th of February 1929 BIRTHDAY John Montague, Irish poet
28th of February 1930 BIRTHDAY Bruce Dawe, Australian poet
28th of February 1930 BIRTHDAY Leon Neil Cooper, American physicist, Nobel laureate
28th of February 1931 BIRTHDAY Dean Smith, American basketball coach
28th of February 1931 BIRTHDAY Gavin MacLeod, American actor
28th of February 1932 BIRTHDAY Don Francks, Canadian actor
28th of February 1933 BIRTHDAY Robert Grondelaers, Belgian cyclist (d. 1989)
28th of February 1933 BIRTHDAY Miro Sterzaj, Slovenian 9-pin bowler
28th of February 1933 BIRTHDAY Rein Taagepera, Estonian politician
28th of February 1938 BIRTHDAY Foge Fazio, American college football coach (d. 2009)
28th of February 1939 BIRTHDAY Chogyam Trungpa, Tibetan Buddhist meditation instructor (d. 1987)
28th of February 1939 BIRTHDAY Tommy Tune, American dancer
28th of February 1939 BIRTHDAY Daniel C. Tsui, Chinese-born physicist, Nobel laureate
28th of February 1940 BIRTHDAY Mario Andretti, Italian-American race car driver
28th of February 1940 BIRTHDAY Joe South, American singer
28th of February 1942 BIRTHDAY Frank Bonner, American actor
28th of February 1942 BIRTHDAY Dino Zoff, Italian footballer
28th of February 1942 BIRTHDAY Brian Jones, English musician (The Rolling Stones) (d. 1969)
28th of February 1943 BIRTHDAY Barbara Acklin, American soul singer (d. 1998)
28th of February 1943 BIRTHDAY Charles Bernstein, American composer
28th of February 1944 BIRTHDAY Sepp Maier, German footballer
28th of February 1944 BIRTHDAY Win Aung, Burmese politician
28th of February 1944 BIRTHDAY Kelly Bishop, American actress
28th of February 1945 BIRTHDAY Bubba Smith, American football player and actor
28th of February 1946 BIRTHDAY Robin Cook, British politician (d. 2005)
28th of February 1947 BIRTHDAY Stephanie Beacham, English actress
28th of February 1948 BIRTHDAY Mike Figgis, English director
28th of February 1948 BIRTHDAY Steven Chu, American physicist, Nobel laureate
28th of February 1948 BIRTHDAY Mercedes Ruehl, American actress
28th of February 1948 BIRTHDAY Bernadette Peters, American actress and singer
28th of February 1949 BIRTHDAY Ilene Graff, American actress and singer
28th of February 1951 BIRTHDAY Bill Cratty, American modern dancer and choreographer (d. 1998)
28th of February 1952 BIRTHDAY William Finn, American composer
28th of February 1953 BIRTHDAY Ingo Hoffmann, Brazilian racing driver
28th of February 1953 BIRTHDAY Ricky Steamboat, American professional wrestler
28th of February 1953 BIRTHDAY Paul Krugman, American economist, Nobel laureate
28th of February 1954 BIRTHDAY Brian Billick, American football coach
28th of February 1955 BIRTHDAY Gilbert Gottfried, American comedian
28th of February 1956 BIRTHDAY Adrian Dantley, American basketball player
28th of February 1956 BIRTHDAY Guy Maddin, Canadian film director
28th of February 1956 BIRTHDAY Jimmy Nicholl, Canadian-born Northern Irish footballer
28th of February 1956 BIRTHDAY Mike Tenay, American wrestling commentator
28th of February 1957 BIRTHDAY Paul Delph, American musician and producer (d. 1996)
28th of February 1957 BIRTHDAY John Turturro, American actor
28th of February 1957 BIRTHDAY Cindy Wilson, American singer (The B-52's)
28th of February 1957 BIRTHDAY Ainsley Harriott, British celebrity chef
28th of February 1958 BIRTHDAY Jack Abramoff, American political figure and convict
28th of February 1958 BIRTHDAY Ginette Harrison, British mountaineer (d. 1999)
28th of February 1958 BIRTHDAY Jeanne Mas, French singer and actress
28th of February 1958 BIRTHDAY Natalya Estemirova, Russian activist (d. 2009)
28th of February 1958 BIRTHDAY David R. Ross, Scottish historian and writer (d. 2010)
28th of February 1960 BIRTHDAY Dorothy Stratten, Canadian actress (d. 1980)
28th of February 1961 BIRTHDAY Mark Latham, Australian politician
28th of February 1961 BIRTHDAY Rae Dawn Chong, Canadian actress
28th of February 1961 BIRTHDAY Rene Simard, Canadian singer and TV host
28th of February 1961 BIRTHDAY Barry McGuigan, Irish boxer
28th of February 1961 BIRTHDAY Eric Bachelart, Belgian racing driver
28th of February 1963 BIRTHDAY Claudio Chiappucci, Italian cyclist
28th of February 1964 BIRTHDAY Djamolidine Abdoujaparov, Uzbekistan cyclist
28th of February 1964 BIRTHDAY Fernando del Valle, American tenor
28th of February 1964 BIRTHDAY Lotta Lotass, Swedish writer
28th of February 1965 BIRTHDAY Park Gok-ji, South Korean film editor
28th of February 1966 BIRTHDAY Paulo Futre, Portuguese footballer
28th of February 1967 BIRTHDAY Colin Cooper, English footballer
28th of February 1968 BIRTHDAY Stephan Lebeau, Canadian ice hockey player
28th of February 1969 BIRTHDAY Butch Leitzinger, American race car driver
28th of February 1969 BIRTHDAY Robert Sean Leonard, American actor
28th of February 1969 BIRTHDAY Tor ?ivind ?degard, Norwegian middle distance runner
28th of February 1969 BIRTHDAY Patrick Monahan, American singer (Train)
28th of February 1970 BIRTHDAY Noureddine Morceli, Algerian athlete
28th of February 1970 BIRTHDAY Daniel Handler, American writer
28th of February 1971 BIRTHDAY Tristan Louis, American writer
28th of February 1971 BIRTHDAY Maxine Bahns, American actress
28th of February 1971 BIRTHDAY Junya Nakano, Japanese composer
28th of February 1971 BIRTHDAY Peter Stebbings, Canadian actor
28th of February 1972 BIRTHDAY Rory Cochrane, American actor
28th of February 1973 BIRTHDAY Eric Lindros, Canadian ice hockey player
28th of February 1973 BIRTHDAY Nicolas Minassian, French racing driver
28th of February 1973 BIRTHDAY Masato Tanaka, Japanese professional wrestler
28th of February 1974 BIRTHDAY Moana Mackey, New Zealand politician
28th of February 1974 BIRTHDAY Tangi Miller, American actress
28th of February 1974 BIRTHDAY Lee Carsley, Irish footballer
28th of February 1975 BIRTHDAY Mike Rucker, American football player
28th of February 1976 BIRTHDAY Ali Larter, American actress and model
28th of February 1976 BIRTHDAY Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge, Canadian actor
28th of February 1976 BIRTHDAY Adam Pine, Australian swimmer
28th of February 1977 BIRTHDAY Jason Aldean, American country singer
28th of February 1978 BIRTHDAY Jeanne Cherhal, French singer-songwriter
28th of February 1978 BIRTHDAY Yasir Hameed, Pakistani cricketer
28th of February 1978 BIRTHDAY Jamaal Tinsley, American basketball player
28th of February 1978 BIRTHDAY Benjamin Raich, Austrian skier
28th of February 1978 BIRTHDAY Mariano Zabaleta, Argentine tennis player
28th of February 1979 BIRTHDAY Michael Bisping, English mixed martial artist
28th of February 1979 BIRTHDAY Ivo Karlovic, Croatian tennis player
28th of February 1979 BIRTHDAY Primoz Peterka, Slovenian ski jumper
28th of February 1979 BIRTHDAY Sebastien Bourdais, French racing driver
28th of February 1980 BIRTHDAY Pascal Bosschaart, Dutch footballer
28th of February 1980 BIRTHDAY Piotr Giza, Polish footballer
28th of February 1980 BIRTHDAY Esquerdinha, Brazilian footballer
28th of February 1980 BIRTHDAY Lucian Bute, Romanian-born Canadian boxer
28th of February 1980 BIRTHDAY Tayshaun Prince, American basketball player
28th of February 1981 BIRTHDAY Brian Bannister, American baseball player
28th of February 1981 BIRTHDAY Florent Serra, French tennis player
28th of February 1982 BIRTHDAY Natalia Vodianova, Russian supermodel
28th of February 1984 BIRTHDAY Ben Fagan, American musician and reality show contestant
28th of February 1984 BIRTHDAY Karolina Kurkova, Czech supermodel
28th of February 1985 BIRTHDAY Diego Ribas da Cunha, Brazilian footballer
28th of February 1985 BIRTHDAY Fefe Dobson, Canadian singer
28th of February 1985 BIRTHDAY Jelena Jankovic, Serbian tennis player
28th of February 1985 BIRTHDAY Tim Bresnan, British cricketer
28th of February 1986 BIRTHDAY Mark Sztyndera, German rugby player
28th of February 1987 BIRTHDAY Kerrea Gilbert, English footballer
28th of February 1988 BIRTHDAY Maikol Negro, Italian footballer
28th of February 1988 BIRTHDAY Marketa Irglova, Czech songwriter and actress
28th of February 1988 BIRTHDAY Steeve Gerard Fanka, Cameroonian footballer
28th of February 1989 BIRTHDAY Jason Pierre-Paul, American football player
28th of February 1989 BIRTHDAY Charles Jenkins, American basketball player
28th of February 1991 BIRTHDAY Sarah Bolger, Irish actress
28th of February 2007 BIRTHDAY Princess Lalla Khadija of Morocco
28th of February 1261 DEATH Henry III, Duke of Brabant (Born c.1230s|1230)
28th of February 1326 DEATH Duke Leopold I of Austria (Born 1290)
28th of February 1453 DEATH Isabella, Duchess of Lorraine (Born 1400)
28th of February 1485 DEATH Niclas, Graf von Abensberg, German soldier (Born 1441)
28th of February 1510 DEATH Juan de la Cosa, Spanish cartographer and explorer
28th of February 1525 DEATH Cuauhtemoc, Aztec ruler
28th of February 1572 DEATH Aegidius Tschudi, Swiss historian (Born 1505)
28th of February 1621 DEATH Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (Born 1590)
28th of February 1648 DEATH King Christian IV of Denmark and Norway (Born 1577)
28th of February 1746 DEATH Hermann von der Hardt, German historian (Born 1660)
28th of February 1786 DEATH John Gwynn, English architect and engineer (Born 1713)
28th of February 1788 DEATH Thomas Cushing, American Continental Congressman (Born 1725)
28th of February 1836 DEATH Friedrich August Grotefend, German philogist (Born 1798)
28th of February 1857 DEATH Andre Dumont, Belgian geologist (Born 1809)
28th of February 1869 DEATH Alphonse de Lamartine, French writer and poet (Born 1790)
28th of February 1891 DEATH George Hearst, American businessman and US Senator (Born 1820)
28th of February 1916 DEATH Henry James, American writer (Born 1843)
28th of February 1925 DEATH Friedrich Ebert, Chancellor of Germany (Born 1871)
28th of February 1929 DEATH Clemens von Pirquet, Austrian physician (Born 1874)
28th of February 1932 DEATH Guillaume Bigourdan, French astronomer (Born 1851)
28th of February 1935 DEATH Chiquinha Gonzaga, Brazilian composer (Born 1847).
28th of February 1936 DEATH Charles Nicolle, French bacteriologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (Born 1866)
28th of February 1941 DEATH King Alfonso XIII of Spain (Born 1886)
28th of February 1942 DEATH Karel Doorman, Dutch admiral (Born 1889)
28th of February 1956 DEATH Emile Buisson, French murderer (executed) (Born 1902)
28th of February 1959 DEATH Maxwell Anderson, American playwright and film writer (Born 1888)
28th of February 1963 DEATH Rajendra Prasad, First President of India (Born 1884)
28th of February 1966 DEATH Jonathan Hale, Canadian-born actor (Born 1891)
28th of February 1967 DEATH Henry Luce, American publisher (Born 1898)
28th of February 1974 DEATH Bobby Bloom, American singer/songwriter (Born 1946)
28th of February 1977 DEATH Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, American actor (Born 1905)
28th of February 1978 DEATH Philip Ahn, American actor (Born 1905)
28th of February 1978 DEATH Zara Cully, American actress (Born 1892)
28th of February 1978 DEATH Eric Frank Russell, English author (Born 1905)
28th of February 1979 DEATH Paul Alverdes, German writer (Born 1897)
28th of February 1985 DEATH David Byron, English singer (Uriah Heep) (Born 1947)
28th of February 1985 DEATH Ray Ellington, English singer (Born 1916)
28th of February 1986 DEATH Olof Palme, Prime Minister of Sweden (Born 1927)
28th of February 1986 DEATH Laura Z. Hobson, American novelist (Born 1900)
28th of February 1991 DEATH Wassily Hoeffding, American statistician (Born 1914)
28th of February 1991 DEATH Reinhard Bendix, German sociologist (Born 1916)
28th of February 1993 DEATH Ishiro Honda, Japanese film director (Born 1911)
28th of February 1993 DEATH Ruby Keeler, Canadian actress and dancer (Born 1910)
28th of February 1998 DEATH Dermot Morgan, Irish actor and comedian (Born 1952)
28th of February 1998 DEATH Arkady Shevchenko, Soviet diplomat (Born 1930)
28th of February 1999 DEATH Christine Glanville, British puppeteer (Born 1924)
28th of February 2002 DEATH Mary Stuart, American actress (Born 1926)
28th of February 2002 DEATH Helmut Zacharias, German violinist (Born 1920)
28th of February 2003 DEATH Chris Brasher, English athlete (Born 1928)
28th of February 2003 DEATH Fidel Sanchez Hernandez, President of El Salvador (Born 1917)
28th of February 2003 DEATH Roger Michael Needham, British cryptographer (Born 1935)
28th of February 2003 DEATH Dinos Dimopoulos, Greek film director and screenwriter (Born 1921)
28th of February 2003 DEATH Rudolf Kingslake, English optical engineer (Born 1903)
28th of February 2004 DEATH Daniel J. Boorstin, American historian, writer, and Librarian of Congress (Born 1914)
28th of February 2004 DEATH Carmen Laforet, Spanish writer (Born 1921)
28th of February 2004 DEATH Andres Nuiamae, Estonian soldier (Born 1982)
28th of February 2006 DEATH Owen Chamberlain, American physicist, Nobel laureate (Born 1920)
28th of February 2007 DEATH Baron Charles Forte, Italian-born hotelier (Born 1908)
28th of February 2007 DEATH Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. American historian and political commentator (Born 1917)
28th of February 2007 DEATH Billy Thorpe, Australian musician (Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs) (Born 1946)
28th of February 2008 DEATH Mike Smith, English musician (The Dave Clark Five) (Born 1943)
28th of February 2009 DEATH Paul Harvey, American radio broadcaster (Born 1918)
28th of February 2011 DEATH Annie Girardot, French actress (Born 1931)
28th of February 2011 DEATH Peter Gomes, Harvard University Chaplain (Born 1942)

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