February 28 in History
1922February 28, 1922:
The independence of Egypt is declared.
1942February 28, 1942:
Japanese troops begin their occupation of Java Island during World War II.
1947February 28, 1947:
The Republic of China government, led by the Kuomintang Party, suppresses an anti-government uprising leading to the death of between 5000 and 28,000 people.
1953February 28, 1953:
Francis Crick and James Watson, both scientists at the University of Cambridge, announce their discovery of the chemical structure of DNA.
1983February 28, 1983:
The popular American war comedy-drama television series, “M*A*S*H” ends its original run.
1984February 28, 1984:
Michael Jackson wins eight awards out of his 12 nominations at the Grammy Awards ceremony.
1986February 28, 1986:
Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme is assassinated.
2013February 28, 2013:
Leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI resigns, making him the first Pope to do so in almost 600 years since Gregory XII in 1415.
2016February 28, 2016:
Leonardo DiCaprio wins his first Oscar for “Best Actor”.
2020February 28, 2020:
Chinese swimming champion, Sun Yang is banned for eight years for failing to take a doping test in September 2018.