On This Day

What Happened on February 28, 1849

Historical Events

  • 11th Grand National: Tom Cunningham wins aboard 20/1 Peter Simple; 2nd consecutive year there are 3 equine fatalities during the race
  • 1st boat load of gold rush prospectors arrives in San Francisco from the east coast
1849 Highlights

About February 28, 1849

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 172 years, 7 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces