Historical Events on February 28 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 222 of 222

  • 2001 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.
  • 2001 Six passengers and four railway staff are killed and a further 82 people suffer serious injuries in the Selby rail crash.

Music awardsMusic Awards

2001 15th Soul Train Music Awards: The Isley Brothers, Destiny's Child & Jay-Z win

Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer
  • 2001 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
  • 2004 Over 1 million Taiwanese participating in the 228 Hand-in-Hand Rally form a 500-kilometre (300-mile) long human chain to commemorate the 228 Incident in 1947
  • 2004 24th Golden Raspberry Awards: Gigli wins
  • 2005 Lebanon's pro-Syrian prime minister, Omar Karami, resigns amid large anti-Syria street demonstrations in Beirut.
  • 2005 A suicide bombing at a police recruiting centre in Al Hillah, Iraq kills 127.

Music awardsMusic Awards

2005 19th Soul Train Music Awards: Ice Cube, Usher & Ciara win

Singer Usher
Rapper Ice Cube
Ice Cube
  • 2007 Jupiter flyby of the New Horizons Pluto-observer spacecraft.
  • 2008 Former Prime Minister of Thailand Thaksin Shinawatra is arrested on corruption charges upon returning to Thailand after months of exile.
  • 2010 21st Winter Olympic Games close at Vancouver, Canada
  • 2012 Occupy London protesters evicted from St Paul's Cathedral
  • 2012 Discovery of the largest prehistoric penguin, Kairuku grebneffi, at nearly 5ft tall
  • 2012 54th Daytona 500: Matt Kenseth wins (140.256 MPH)
  • 2013 35 people are killed in violent demonstrations across Bangladesh
  • 2013 28 people are killed and 60 are injured after a series of bombings across Baghdad, Iraq
  • 2013 The brains of two rats successfully connected so that they share information
  • 2014 Russia moves troops into the Crimea to protect its interests against Ukraine
  • 2016 36th Razzies Awards: "Fifty Shades of Grey" wins worst film, worst actor and actress
  • 2016 Explosion at Severnaya coal mine in Vorkuta, Russia kills 36, including 5 rescuers

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

2016 88th Academy Awards: Best Picture "Spotlight", Best Director Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Best Actor/Actress Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson