On This Day

What Happened on February 28, 1882

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 Stein, German composer, born in Halle, Germany (d. 1942)

Famous Deaths

  • John Romney Robinson, Irish astronomer and physicist, dies at 89
1882 Highlights

About February 28, 1882

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 139 years, 7 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces