February 28, 1844 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • 12-inch gun aboard USS Princeton explodes, killing Secretary of State Abel P. Upshur, Secretary of the Navy Thomas Gilmer, and other high-ranking U.S. federal officials

Deaths in History

  • Abel P Upshur, Secretary of State, dies in explosion on USS Princeton
  • Thommas W Gilmer, Navy Secretary, dies in explosion on USS Princeton