It happened one 28 February

1975 : Moorgate Underground Crash

On February 28, 1975, a London Underground crashed onto a brick wall at rush hour at Moorgate station, killing at least 43 people. The cause of the accident is still unknown.

1983 : Last episode of M.A.S.H.

On February 28, 1983, the last episode of M.A.S.H., a series about the staff of a U.S. Army mobile hospital during the Korean War, is seen by 106 million Americans.

1986 : Swedish Prime Minister Killed

On 28 February 1986, the Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme was assassinated on a street in Stockholm. He has been an active opponent to the Vietnam War and the deployment of U.S. Pershing missiles in Europe. He was also a fervent opponent of the apartheid regime in South Africa.

1991 : Gulf War ends

On February 28, 1991, Iraq accepted all 12 UN resolutions ending the Gulf War.

1993 : Beginning of the siege in Waco, Texas

On February 28, 1993, a raid by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) who tried to apply a search warrant for illegal possession of weapons against a heavily armed religious group near Waco, Texas became a bloody shootout, killing at least four federal agents and six sect members and wounding at least 15 agents. A 51-day siege ensued and ended with the death of 76 cult members, suicided or killed by other members.

1997 : Earthquake in Iran

On February 28, 1997, an earthquake occurs in the region of Ardabil in Iran killing more than 1,000 people.

2010 : Severe storm Xynthia hits Europe

On February 28, 2010, the storm Xynthia lashed Spain, Portugal and France. 45 people were killed due to drowning in France.

Quote of the day : 28 February

Olof Palme
The rights of democracy are not reserved for a select group within society, they are the rights of all the people.

Birthdays : 28 February

Michel de Montaigne, French writer (1533)
René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, French scientist (1683)
José Vasconcelos, Mexican writer (1882)
Ben Hecht, American screenwriter (1894)
Marcel Pagnol, French writer (1895)
Linus Pauling, American chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Nobel Peace Prize (1901)
Vincente Minnelli, American director (1903)
Pierre Clostermann, French flying ace (1921)
Charles Durning, American actor (1923)
Leon Neil Cooper, American physicist, Nobel Laureate (1930)
Gavin MacLeod, American actor (1930)
Daniel C. Tsui, American physicist, Nobel Laureate (1939)
Brian Jones, English musician (The Rolling Stones) (1942)
Robin Cook, English politician (1946)
Stephanie Beacham, English actress (1947)
Steven Chu, American physicist, Nobel Laureate (1948)
John Turturro, American actor (1957)
Jeanne Mas, French singer (1958)
Rae Dawn Chong, Canadian actress (1961)
Djamolidine Abdoujaparov, Uzbekistan cyclist (1964)
Robert Sean Leonard, American actor (1969)
Noureddine Morceli, Algerian athlete (1970)
Benjamin Raich, Austrian skier (1978)
Karolína Kurková, Czech supermodel (1984)
Diego Ribas da Cunha, Brazilian footballer (1985)

They left us one 28 February

Alphonse de Lamartine, French writer (1869)
Henry James, American writer (1916)
Charles Nicolle, French bacteriologist, Nobel Prize in Medicine (1936)
Rajendra Prasad, President of India (1963)
Ray Ellington, English singer (1985)
Olof Palme, Prime Minister of Sweden (1986)

Tip of the Day : 28 February

Smell of paint

To remove odors from painting in a room, peel an onion, cut into 4 pieces and arrange it on a plate. Open the window and within hours, the smell is gone.

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