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

Discovery of Gold in California

1st boat load of gold rush prospectors arrives in San Francisco from the east coast

About February 28, 1849

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 174 years, 6 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces