On This Day: February 28th

This is 59th day of the year and 307 days remain in the year.

in history
John Wesley issues “Deed of Declaration” formally establishing the Methodist Church.
The steamship California landed in San Francisco, bringing the first East Coasters to the Gold Rush.
Henry James, American novelist and critic, died.
The last British troops left India.
James Watson and Francis Crick described their theory that two DNA strands were coiled in a double helix.
The final episode of M*A*S*H aired. It was the most watched television program in history.
Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme was shot to death in central Stockholm.
Four federal agents were killed in Waco, Texas, after they tried to serve an arrest warrant for weapons charges on Branch Davidian sect leader David Koresh, starting a 51-day standoff.
February 28 Birthdays
Linus Pauling1901–1994, American Chemist.
Mary Lyoneducator
Bugsy Siegelmobster
Zero Mostelactor
Mario Andrettiauto racing driver
Michel de Montaigneessayist
Rene Antoine Ferchault de Reaumurphysicist and naturalist
Ben Hechtwriter

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