Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/February 28

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This is a list of selected February 28 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled February 28, 2019 featured article or the February 28, 2019 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Blurb Reason
Mardi Gras (2017) refimprove
Teachers' Day in the Arab world; refimprove
Peace Memorial Day in Taiwan (1947) refimprove section
870 – The Fourth Council of Constantinople, the eighth Catholic Ecumenical Council, ended. refimprove
1784John Wesley, a minister of the Church of England, chartered the first Methodist Church. fact not in article
1838Lower Canada Rebellion: Robert Nelson, leader of the Patriotes, proclaimed the independence of Lower Canada. short, needs more footnotes
1897Ranavalona III, the last sovereign ruler of the Kingdom of Madagascar, was deposed by a French military force. unreferenced section
1900Second Boer War: The 118-day Siege of Ladysmith in South Africa was lifted after British forces finally broke through the Boer positions. refimprove
1928 – Indian physicist C. V. Raman and his colleagues discovered what is now called the Raman effect, for which he later became the first Asian to win the Nobel Prize in Physics. refimprove
1935 – Working with polyamides to developing a new viable fiber for the chemical company DuPont, American chemist Wallace Carothers invented nylon. Carothers: unreferenced section; Nylon: refimprove
1939 – The erroneous word "dord", one of the most famous errors in lexicography, was discovered in Webster's New International Dictionary by a Merriam-Webster editor, in which the term was defined as "density". stubby
1947Civil disorder in Taiwan was brutally suppressed by the Chinese Nationalist military in the 228 Incident. refimprove section
1952Vincent Massey was sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor General of Canada. refimprove section
1972 – U.S. President Richard Nixon's visit to the People's Republic of China concluded with the two countries issuing the Shanghai Communiqué, pledging to work toward the full normalization of diplomatic relations. refimprove
1983The final episode of the television series M*A*S*H was broadcast in the United States, and became the most-watched television program in history. plot summary too long
1997 – In what has been has viewed as a "postmodern coup", the Turkish Military leadership issued a memorandum that eventually precipitated the retirement of Turkish Prime Minister Necmettin Erbakan. unreferenced section



February 28: Fast of Esther (Judaism, 2018); Kalevala Day in Finland

Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Benedict XVI

Guillaume Delisle (b. 1675) · Hortense Allart (d. 1879) · Henry James (d. 1916)

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