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28 February

202BCE – China – Coronation of Liu Bang as Emperor Gaozu of Han. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Gaozu_of_Han

468 – Rome – Pope Hilarius died. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Hilarius

1246 – Spain – Siege of Jaén ended (Reconquista). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Ja%C3%A9n_(1245%E2%80%9346)

1638 – Scotland – Scottish National Covenant signed in Edinburgh. http://bcw-project.org/church-and-state/crisis-in-scotland/scottish-national-covenant


1710 – Sweden – Battle of Hensingborg (Great Northern War). http://youtu.be/RsIyNqucc9w http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Helsingborg

1780 – Iran – Earthquake measuring 7.4Mw, 200,000 killed.

1829 – Ecuador/Peru/Colombia – Gran Colombia-Peru War ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gran_Colombia%E2%80%93Peru_War

1844 – USA – Explosion on USS Princeton on Potomac River, 8 killed. http://www.military.com/NewContent/0,13190,NH_0905_Cruise-P1,00.html

1847 – Mexico – Battle of the Sacramento River (Mexican-American War). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Sacramento_River

1849 – USA – Arrival of the SS California in San Francisco started regular steamboat service between west and east coast. http://www.maritimeheritage.org/passengers/ca022849.htm

1883 – USA – First Vaudeville theatre opened in Boston, Massachusetts. http://xroads.virginia.edu/~ma02/easton/vaudeville/vaudevillemain.html

1893 – USA – USS Indiana launched. http://www.navy.mil/navydata/ships/battleships/indiana/bb1-indiana.html


1897 – Madagascar – Queen Ranavalona III deposed by French military force. http://youtu.be/LWBI4F3FUpU https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranavalona_III

1900 – South Africa – Siege of Ladysmith ended (Second Boer War). http://www.britishbattles.com/great-boer-war/siege-ladysmith.htm

1925 – Canada – Earthquake measuring 6.3Mw, epicentre in Charlevoix, Quebec. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1925_Charlevoix%E2%80%93Kamouraska_earthquake http://www.rarenewspapers.com/view/590401


1935 – USA – Nylon invented by Wallace Carothers. https://youtu.be/zNQ1cvv84-Q  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nylon

1942 – Netherlands East Indies – Battle of Sunda Strait began (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Sunda_Strait

1942 – Brazil – Varig plane crashed near Porto Alegre Airport, RS, 6 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19420228-1

1942 – Indonesia – Qantas Empire Airways plane crashed off Cilacap, Java, 22 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19420228-2

1943 – Germany – RAF attacked Berlin (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1943 – Norway – Operation Gunnerside (WWII). http://ww2today.com/28th-february-1943-operation-gunnerside-the-telemark-raid

1943 – USA – USAAF plane crashed near Austin-del Valle AAB, Texas, 5 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430228-0

1943 – Australia – RAAF plane crashed near Green Island, Queensland, 11 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430228-1

1944 – Estonia – Narva Offensive ended (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narva_Offensive_(15%E2%80%9328_February_1944)

1944 – USA – USAAF plane crashed at Laurinburg-Maxton AAB, NC, 1 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440228-0

1947 – China – February 28 Incident in Taiwan, up to 30,000 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/February_28_Incident

1952 – Brazil – Panair do Brasil Flight 389 crashed near Uberlândia Airport, MG, 9 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19520228-0


1958 – USA – School bus plunged into Levisa Fork River, Floyd County, Kentucky, 27 killed. https://youtu.be/GEZKQ_PIY9U WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://kynghistory.ky.gov/nr/rdonlyres/7c77927b-fe84-4c65-9e53-ecb62052418b/0/kyngremembrance50thannivofprestonsburgschoolbusdisaster.pdf


1959 – USA – Discoverer 1 spy satellite launched. https://youtu.be/DvyX8vlAOLA http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1959-002A

1960 – USA – VIII Winter Olympic Games Closing Ceremony in Squaw Valley. http://www.olympic.org/squaw-valley-1960-winter-olympics

1969 – Morocco & Portugal – Earthquake measuring 7.8Mw, 13 killed.

1972 – Japan – Asama-Sansō Incident ended, 3 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asama-Sans%C5%8D_incident

1975 – UK – Underground train crashed at Moorgate terminus station, London, 43 killed. http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/docsummary.php?docID=98

1976 – Sweden – Paralympic I Winter Games Closing Ceremony in Örnsköldsvik. http://www.paralympic.org/ornskoldsvik-1976


1985 – UK – IRA mortar attack on RUC police station in Newry, 9 killed. http://youtu.be/HoKta0IPHlU http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1985_Newry_mortar_attack

1986 – Sweden – Prime Minister Olof Palme assassinated in Stockholme. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olof_Palme

1988 – Canada – XV Winter Olympic Games Closing Ceremony in Calgary. http://www.olympic.org/calgary-1988-winter-olympics


1991 – Iraq/Kuwait/Saudi Arabia/Israel – Operation Desert Storm ended (Gulf War). https://youtu.be/HMV_0iTk1qs WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_War


1993 – USA – Waco Siege began. https://youtu.be/QxvrjINoNFw WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waco_siege

1995 – Peru – Cenapa War Ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cenepa_War


1997 – USA – Shooting in North Hollywood, 2 killed. http://youtu.be/Wty8VSi4Fs0 WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Hollywood_shootout

1997 – Iran – Earthquake measuring 6.1Mw, epicentre in Ardabil, 1100 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1997_Ardabil_earthquake

2001 – USA – Earthquake measuring 6.8Mw, epicentre in Olympia, Washington, 1 killed. http://www.oregongeology.org/sub/nisquallyGLFolder/Mei2Nisqually.htm


2001 – UK – Rail crash near Selby, 86 killed. https://youtu.be/LTdIdE-ipRM WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/docsummary.php?docID=164

2002 – India – Naroda Patiya Maasacre & Gulbarg Society Massacre, 163 killed (Gujarat Riots). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naroda_Patiya_massacre  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulbarg_Society_massacre

2005 – Iraq – Suicide bombing at police recruiting centre, Al Hillah, 127 killed. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2005/feb/28/iraq.jamessturcke

2010 – Canada – XXI Winter Olympic Games Closing Ceremony in Vancouver. http://www.olympic.org/vancouver-2010-winter-olympics

2013 – Rome – Pope Benedict XVI resigned. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Benedict_XVI

2015 – Afghanistan – Avalanches in Panjshir Province ended, 310+ killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-31619534

York

1631 – Richard Neile elected Archbishop of York. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Neile

1878 – St Oswald’s Church re-opened following fire in 1877.