On this day

Chelsea mascot Stamford, In 2021 Chelsea and Man United shared the spoils after a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge stadium.

On This Day: What happened on 28 February?

We look back on this day in history and remember the people and events that shaped the world we live in today.

On this day

Chelsea mascot Stamford, In 2021 Chelsea and Man United shared the spoils after a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge stadium.

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 28 February, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 28 FEBRUARY

2013 | Pope Benedict XVI resigned as Pope of the Catholic Church and became the first pope to do so since Pope Gregory XII, in 1415.

2005 | A suicide bomber struck at a police recruitment center in Al Hillah, Iraq, killed 127 people.

2004 | More than one million Taiwanese people participated in the 228 Hand-in-Hand rallies forming a 500-kilometer (310 mi) long line to commemorate February 28, 1947, Incident.

2002 | During the religious violence in Gujarat, 97 people were killed in the assassination of Naroda Patiya and 69 in the Gulbarg Society massacre.

1998 | The first flight of RQ-4 Global Hawk, the first approved drone to set its own flight plans and frequent flights in US civilian airspace.

ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

2013 | American physicist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate, Donald A. Glaser, 87.

2017 | Mauritian-Canadian journalist, Pierre Pascau, 79.

1936 | French biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Charles Nicolle, 70.

2014 | Dutch linguist and author, Hugo Brandt Corstius, 79.

1998 | Ukrainian diplomat, Arkady Shevchenko, 68.

BIRTHDAYS

1977 | American singer-songwriter and guitarist, Jason Aldean.

1989 | American football player, Carlos Dunlap.

1969 | American race car driver, Butch Leitzinger.

1953 | American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Paul Krugman.

1951 | An American physician convicted of murder, Debora Green.

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SPORTS

2021 | On this day, Chelsea and Man United shared the spoils after a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge stadium.

ENTERTAINMENT

2020 | An American teen romantic drama “All the Bright Places” was released for the first time.

AFRICA FACT

The largest Pyramid in Egypt is the pyramid of Khufu at Giza.