What Happened on February 28, 2001

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

Music awardsMusic Awards

15th Soul Train Music Awards: The Isley Brothers, Destiny's Child & Jay-Z win

Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer
  • Six passengers and four railway staff are killed and a further 82 people suffer serious injuries in the Selby rail crash.
  • The Nisqually Earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale hits the Nisqually Valley and the Seattle, Tacoma, and Olympia area of the U.S. state of Washington.
  • The US Environmental Protection Agency announces that it intends to proceed with implementation of tighter restrictions on sulfur content in diesel fuel; the rule is opposed by many in the refining industry