Historical Events in February 1928

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Feb 3 Paleoanthropologist Davidson Black reports his findings on the ancient human fossils found at Zhoukoudian, China in the journal Nature and declares them to be a new species he names 'Sinanthropus pekinensis' (now known as 'Homo erectus')

Paleoanthropologist Davidson Black
Paleoanthropologist
Davidson Black
  • Feb 7 1st solo England to Australia flight takes off (Bert Hinkler)
  • Feb 8 1st transatlantic TV image received, Hartsdale, NY
  • Feb 8 Scottish inventor Joh Logie Baird demonstrates colourTV
  • Feb 11 2nd Winter Olympic games opens in St Moritz, Switzerland
  • Feb 19 2nd Winter Olympic games close at St Moritz, Switzerland
  • Feb 19 Canadian hockey team wins 3rd consecutive gold medal
  • Feb 22 1st solo England to Australia flight lands (Bert Hinkler)