Historical Events In February - 28
Tuesday, 26 September 2023
1933 1st female in cabinet: Francis Perkins appointed Secretary of Labor on this day in history.
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 Alexander W F Idenburg, gov-gen of Neth Indies (1909-16), dies at 73 on this day in history.
1936 On this day in history pedro Munoz Seca, La Caraba/La oca, dies at 55
1939 On February - 28 great-Britain recognizes Franco-regime in Spain
1939 On February - 28 the birth of Tommy Tune, Tony Award-winning dancer and actor
1940 On this day in history mario Andretti, auto racer and Indianapolis 500 Hall of Famer was born
1940 On this day in history richard Wright's "Native Son" published
1940 On February - 28 the birth of Mario Andretti, Race-car driver
1940 On February - 28 the first college basketball games are televised, as W2XBS in NY City broadcasts a pair of games from Madison Square Garden.
1940 On February - 28 uS population at 131,669,275 (12,865,518 blacks (9.8%))
1940 On this day in history 1st televised basketball game (U of Pitts beats Fordham U, 50-37)
1940 On February - 28 johan C Braakensiek, Dutch political cartoonist, dies at 81
1941 British-Italian dogfight above Albania on February - 28.
1941 39 U Boats (197,000 ton) sunk this month on this day in history.
1942 On February - 28 hMAS PERTH (RAN) sunk in Sunda Strait, western Java by torpedoes and 8in gunfire of Japanese cruiser force.
1942 Japanese land in Java, last Allied bastion in Dutch East Indies on February - 28.
1942 Race riot, Sojourner Truth Homes, Detroit on February - 28.
1942 1st weapon drop on Netherlands on this day in history.
1943 "Porgy & Bess" opens on Broadway with Anne Brown & Todd Duncan on February - 28.
1944 On February - 28 the birth of Bernadette Peters, Actress
1947 On February - 28 anti Kuomintang demonstration on Taiwan
1948 On this day in history the last British troops leave India
1949 Stanley Robert Marchant, composer, dies at 65 on this day in history.
1950 "Alive & Kicking" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 46 perfs on February - 28.
1951 French government of Pleven dissolves on February - 28.
1951 On February - 28 senate committee reports of at least 2 major US crime syndicates
1951 French govt of Pleven dissolves on February - 28.
1953 On February - 28 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 February - 28.
1956 On this day in history a Chatham Ontario restaurant is fined $50 for refusing to serve two black students