On This Day

What Happened on February 28, 1896

Historical Events

  • France dismisses Queen Ranavalona of Madagascar

Famous Birthdays

  • Philip Showalter Hench, American physician (Nobel Prize 1950 for cortisone), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1965)
1896 Highlights

About February 28, 1896

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 124 years, 7 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Pisces