- 202 BC Coronation ceremony of Liu Bang as Emperor Gaozu of Han takes place, initiating four centuries of the Han Dynasty's rule over China
- 1710 In the Battle of Helsingborg, 14,000 Danish invaders under Jørgen Rantzau are decisively defeated by an equally sized Swedish force under Magnus Stenbock.
- 1854 Republican Party formally organized at Ripon, Wisc
- 1915 WWI: After the French try to drive the Germans forces back into the Champagne region, they gain a few hundred yards - at the cost of 50,000 casualties
- 1947 228 Incident: In Taiwan, civil disorder is put down with the loss of 30,000 civilian lives.
The erroneous word "Dord" is discovered in the Webster's New International Dictionary, Second Edition, prompting an investigation.
On February 28, 1939