What Happened on February 28, 1896

Historical Events

  • France dismisses Queen Ranavalona III of Madagascar and exiles her to the island of RĂ©union

Famous Birthdays

  • Jud Wilson, American Baseball HOF infielder (NgL World Series 1943, 44; Baltimore Black Sox, Homestead Grays, Philadelphia Stars), born in Remington, Virginia (d. 1963)
  • Philip Showalter Hench, American physician (Nobel Prize 1950 for cortisone), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1965)
Born in 1896
1896 Highlights

About February 28, 1896

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 127 years and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Pisces