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FEBRUARY 28

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Taiwan: Peace Memorial Day
(Remembrance of the February 28 Holocaust: 1947)
February 28 Holocaust
1516 Mary I, Queen of England English History British Royalty
1822 Matthew Duncan Ector (Georgia-born Confederate General) Georgia Military Figures American Civil War University of Georgia
1766 John Cark (North Carolina-born Governor of Georgia) North Carolina Political and Social Leaders Georgia Political and Social Leaders University of Georgia
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1986 Olof Palme (Prime Minister of Sweden: Assassination) Swedish Political and Social Leaders BBC
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1066 London's Westminster Abbey Is First Opened London, England Westminster Abbey Historic Firsts Concordia
1638 Troops of Japan's Shogun Yoshimune Set Fire to the Castle of Hara, Killing 30,000 Christians Inside Japan Castles Religion Death Concordia
1759 Pope Clement XIII Permits the Bible to be Translated into All Languages of Roman Catholic States Catholicism The Bible World Languages Concordia
1835 Elias Lönnrot's Kalevala, the Finnish National Epic, Is Completed for Printing Kalevala Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden
1844 President John Tyler Narrowly Escapes Death from Explosion Aboard USS Princeton President John Tyler Naval History The History Channel
1847 U.S. Defeats México in the Battle of Sacramento Sacamento, California Mexican-American War Descendants of Mexican War Veterans
1860 Presidential Candidate Abraham Lincoln Campaigns in Providence, Rhode Island Providence, Rhode Island Abraham Lincoln Politics Providence, Rhode Island Lincoln Papers
1863 Union Gunboats Shell and Destroy Blockade Runner Rattlesnake Near Fort McAllister, Georgia Georgia American Civil War Naval History University of Georgia
1864 Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Lead Ill-fated Union Raid to Free Federal Prisoners Virginia Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid The History Channel
Presidential Lincoln Receives Report That Ohio's Legislature Unanimously Supports His Renomination Ohio President Abraham Lincoln Politics Lincoln Papers
1865 U.S.S. Honeysuckle Captures Blockade Running British Schooner Sort Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
1916 Allied Forces Conquer the Cameroons, a German Protectorate on Africa's West Coast Cameroon Germany World War I The History Channel
1944 Nazi Soldiers Arrest Dutch Christian Corrie ten Boom and Her Family for Harboring Jews The Netherlands Nazi Germany Religion Judiasm Concordia
1947 Troops of Chiang Kai-Shek Massacre Taiwan Citizen Protesters: 30,000 die Taiwan February 27 Holocaust Death New Taiwan
1951 Senate Identifies Major Crime Syndicates in the U.S. U.S. Senate Crime New York Times
1952 Vincent Massey Is Sworn in as the First Canadian-born Governor-General Canadian Political and Social Leaders Governor General of Canada
1954 U.S. Conducts 1 mT Atmospheric Nuclear Test on Bikini Island The Cold War Nuclear Weapons Geoscience Australia
1974 U.S. & Egypt Establish First Diplomatic Relations in 7 Years Egypt U.S. Government New York Times
1975 40+ Die When London's Underground Train Smashed into the End of a Tunnel London London Underground Death BBC
1980 U.S. Conducts Underground Nuclear Test in Nevada Nevada The Cold War Nuclear Weapons Geoscience Australia
1986 Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme Is Assassinated in Stockholm Swedish Political and Social Leaders Death BBC
1987 Gorbachev Calls for Elimination of Europe's Nuclear Missiles Mikhail Gorbachev Nuclear Weapons European History The History Channel
1991 Gulf War Cease Fire Begins Iraq Gulf War BBC
1994 In NATO's First Military Action Ever, U.S. Fighters Shoot Down Serbian Bombers Over Bosnia Bosnia Serbia Aviation History NATO Historic Firsts The History Channel
1995 Denver's New International Airport Opens Colorado Aviation Denver International Airport Autodesk

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