Historical Events In February - 28
Monday, 06 July 2020
1933 1st female in cabinet: Francis Perkins appointed Secretary of Labor on February - 28.
1935 Amsterdam Hotel of the Red Lion gets sidewalk permit on February - 28.
1935 Nylon discovered by Dr Wallace H Carothers on this day in history.
1935 On February - 28 alexander W F Idenburg, gov-gen of Neth Indies (1909-16), dies at 73
1936 Pedro Munoz Seca, La Caraba/La oca, dies at 55 on this day in history.
1939 On this day in history great-Britain recognizes Franco-regime in Spain
1939 The birth of Tommy Tune, Tony Award-winning dancer and actor on February - 28.
1940 On this day in history mario Andretti, auto racer and Indianapolis 500 Hall of Famer was born
1940 Richard Wright's "Native Son" published on February - 28.
1940 The birth of Mario Andretti, Race-car driver on this day in history.
1940 The first college basketball games are televised, as W2XBS in NY City broadcasts a pair of games from Madison Square Garden on February - 28.
1940 US population at 131,669,275 (12,865,518 blacks (9.8%)) on February - 28.
1940 On February - 28 1st televised basketball game (U of Pitts beats Fordham U, 50-37)
1940 Johan C Braakensiek, Dutch political cartoonist, dies at 81 on February - 28.
1941 British-Italian dogfight above Albania on this day in history.
1941 On February - 28 39 U Boats (197,000 ton) sunk this month
1942 On February - 28 hMAS PERTH (RAN) sunk in Sunda Strait, western Java by torpedoes and 8in gunfire of Japanese cruiser force.
1942 On this day in history japanese land in Java, last Allied bastion in Dutch East Indies
1942 Race riot, Sojourner Truth Homes, Detroit on February - 28.
1942 1st weapon drop on Netherlands on February - 28.
1943 On this day in history "Porgy & Bess" opens on Broadway with Anne Brown & Todd Duncan
1944 On this day in history the birth of Bernadette Peters, Actress
1947 Anti Kuomintang demonstration on Taiwan on February - 28.
1948 The last British troops leave India on this day in history.
1949 On this day in history stanley Robert Marchant, composer, dies at 65
1950 On this day in history "Alive & Kicking" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 46 perfs
1951 French government of Pleven dissolves on this day in history.
1951 Senate committee reports of at least 2 major US crime syndicates on February - 28.
1951 French govt of Pleven dissolves on February - 28.
1953 On this day in history stalin meets with Beria, Bulganin, Khrushchev & Malenkov
1953 On February - 28 jim Thorpe, decathlete (Olympics-gold-1912), dies at 64
1954 On this day in history uS performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
1956 13 die in a train crash in Swampscott MA on this day in history.
1956 On February - 28 a Chatham Ontario restaurant is fined $50 for refusing to serve two black students