On This Day

Historical Events on February 28 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 225 of 225

  • 2001 Six passengers and four railway staff are killed and a further 82 people suffer serious injuries in the Selby rail crash

Music awardsMusic Awards

2001 15th Soul Train Music Awards: The Isley Brothers, Destiny's Child & Jay-Z win

Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer
Jay-Z
  • 2001 The US Environmental Protection Agency announces that it intends to proceed with implementation of tighter restrictions on sulfur content in diesel fuel; the rule is opposed by many in the refining industry
  • 2004 Over 1 million Taiwanese participating in the 228 Hand-in-Hand Rally form a 500-kilometre (300-mile) long human chain to commemorate the 228 Incident in 1947
  • 2004 24th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Gigli" wins
  • 2005 Lebanon's pro-Syrian prime minister, Omar Karami, resigns amid large anti-Syria street demonstrations in Beirut.
  • 2005 A suicide bombing at a police recruiting centre in Al Hillah, Iraq kills 127.

Music awardsMusic Awards

2005 19th Soul Train Music Awards: Ice Cube, Usher & Ciara win

Singer Usher
Singer
Usher
Rapper Ice Cube
Rapper
Ice Cube
  • 2007 Jupiter flyby of the New Horizons Pluto-observer spacecraft.
  • 2008 Former Prime Minister of Thailand Thaksin Shinawatra is arrested on corruption charges upon returning to Thailand after months of exile.
  • 2010 XXI Winter Olympic Games close in Vancouver, Canada
  • 2012 Occupy London protesters evicted from St Paul's Cathedral
  • 2012 Discovery of the largest prehistoric penguin, Kairuku grebneffi, at nearly 5ft tall
  • 2012 54th Daytona 500: Rain affected race stopped for 2 hours because of fuel on track; Matt Kenseth leads for final 34 laps to win
  • 2013 35 people are killed in violent demonstrations across Bangladesh
  • 2013 28 people are killed and 60 are injured after a series of bombings across Baghdad, Iraq
  • 2013 The brains of two rats successfully connected so that they share information
  • 2014 Russia moves troops into the Crimea to protect its interests against Ukraine
  • 2016 36th Razzies Awards: "Fifty Shades of Grey" wins worst film, worst actor and actress
  • 2016 Explosion at Severnaya coal mine in Vorkuta, Russia kills 36, including 5 rescuers

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

2016 88th Academy Awards: Best Picture "Spotlight", Best Director Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Best Actor/Actress Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson

  • 2018 700 illegal churches closed in Rwanda for being too noisy and lacking building permits
  • 2019 Lost Caravaggio painting "Judith and Holofernes" (1607) announced rediscovered in a Toulouse attic in 2014 to be auctioned worth $171 million

Conference meetingSummit of Interest

2019 Summit between North Korea's Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump collapses without agreement

Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea Kim Jong-un
Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea
Kim Jong-un
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2019 YouTube announces it will stops all comments on videos featuring children because of paedophiles leaving inappropriate comments

CEO of YouTube Susan Wojcicki
CEO of YouTube
Susan Wojcicki