February 28, 2017
Today is 59th day of the year
307 days remain until the new year

Births Today

  • 1824 - Charles Blondin, French tightrope walker
  • 1909 - Linus Pauling, American chemist & physicist
  • 1909 - Stephen Spender, English poet
  • 1915 - Sir Peter Medawar, English immunologist
  • 1931 - Peter Alliss, Ex-golfer and now commentator
  • 1932 - Brain Moore, Football commentator
  • 1946 - Robin Cook, Labour MP & Shadow Cabinet minister
  • 1951 - Barry McGuigan, Irish boxer
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events today

  • 1912 - The first ever parachute jump from an aeroplane was made, in the USA
  • 1948 - The last British troops left India
  • 1959 - The first polar orbiting satellite, Discoverer 1, was launched
  • 1966 - The 'Caven Club' in Liverpool, made famous by the 'Beatles', went bankrupt
  • 1971 - Women were refused the right to vote in elections, in Lichtenstein
  • 1984 - The Winter Olympic Games opened in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
  • 1991 - Iraq agreed to a cease fire in Gulf War conflict
  • 1994 - Bosnian serb jets (4) were shot down after they attacked Muslim towns
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holidays today

  • Bahá'í Faith Day 3 of Ayyám-i-Há (Intercalary Days), days in the Bahá'í calendar devoted to service and gift giving.
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