History of 28th February | Historical Events of 28th February Today

History of 28th February | Historical Events of 28th February Today
History of 28th February | Historical Events of 28th February Today

Important events on February 28 :

  • In 1580, the first Christian missionary from Goa came to Akbar's court at Fatehpur Sikri.
  • Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah I died in Lahore in 1712.
  • Sir Stamford Raffles discovered Singapore in 1819.
  • Calcutta Medical College started in 1835 in West Bengal.
  • America defeated Mexico in 1847 at the Battle of Sacramento.
  • Amanullah Khan became the emperor of Afghanistan in 1919.
  • Egypt regained independence from Britain in 1922.
  • Indian scientist CV Raman invented the "Raman Effect" in 1928, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize, and this day is celebrated every year as National Science Day.
  • Kolkata's Howrah Bridge (Rabindra Setu) opened in 1943.
  • The US conducted a nuclear test in 1975 from the Nevada Test Site.
  • The world-changing Gulf War ended in 1991 with the surrender of Iraqi security forces.
  • US and coalition forces declared a ceasefire in Iraq in 1991.
  • In 1992, the UK and India signed an agreement on cooperation against terrorism.
  • Denver International Airport opened in 1995 in Colorado, USA.
  • In 1996, the Clinton administration decided not to supply arms worth $356 million to Pakistan.
  • Andy Elson and Colleen Prescott of Britain set a world record in 1999 for staying in the sky with the help of a balloon for 233 hours 55 minutes.
  • The Supreme Court of Portugal allowed the extradition of Abu Salem, an accused in the 2005 Mumbai bomb blasts.
  • Four Oscars were awarded in 2005 for Million Dollar Baby.
  • In 2008, there was a peace agreement between the Government of Nepal and the United Madhesi Democratic Front.
  • Tom Hooper's film "The King's Speech" won the Best Picture award at the 2011 Oscar ceremony held at the Hollywood Kodak Theatre.

People born on February 28 :

  • Freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai was born in 1865.
  • India's 'First Army Commander in Chief' K.M. Cariappa was born in 1899.
  • Famous Hindi poet, writer and editor Pandit Narendra Sharma was born in 1913.
  • Pandit Jasraj, a world-famous singer of Indian classical music, was born in 1930.
  • Ravindra Jain, a famous composer and singer of Indian Hindi cinema, was born in 1944.

People who died on February 28 :

  • Rana Uday Singh, ruler of Mewar and father of Maharana Pratap, died in 1572 AD.
  • Indian Army Officer General Sir Arthur Power Palmer passed away in 1904.
  • Sohrab Modi, a famous Indian actor, died in 1924.
  • Kamala Nehru, wife of Jawaharlal Nehru, died in Switzerland in 1936.
  • Irish poet William Butler Yotes died in 1939.
  • India's first President Rajendra Prasad died in 1963.
  • Noted musician O. P. Nayyar passed away in 2007.
  • Sri Sri Jayendra Saraswati Shankaracharya, head of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peeth, passed away in 2018.