On This Day

What Happened on February 28, 1882

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 1st US college cooperative store opens, at Harvard University

Famous Birthdays

  • Geraldine Farrar, American soprano and actress (Story of American Singer), born in Melrose, Massachusetts (d. 1967)
  • Jose Vasconcelos, politician/essayist/philosopher, born in Oaxaca, Mexico (d. 1959)
  • Richard Heinrich Stein, composer

Famous Deaths

  • John Romney Robinson, Irish astronomer and physicist, dies at 89