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What Happened on February 28, 1947

Historical Events


TaiwanFebruary 28 Massacre

February 28 Massacre: Anti-government uprising in Taiwan is violently put down by Chiang Kai-shek and his Kuomintang-led Republic of China government with the loss of 18,000-28,000 lives. Marks the beginning of the White Terror.

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An angry crowd occupies the Tobacco Monopoly Bureau in Taipei
An angry crowd occupies the Tobacco Monopoly Bureau in Taipei
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1947 Highlights

About February 28, 1947

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 7 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Pisces