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Annular Solar Eclipse of 1207 February 28
http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEsearch/SEsearchmap.php?Ecl=12070228

Total Solar Eclipse of 1998 February 28
http://www.philharrington.net/ec98.htm



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On February 28 2013, a third Van Allen radiation belt was reported to be discovered. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Allen_radiation_belt

The 1925 Charlevoix-Kamouraska earthquake struck northeastern North America on February 28, 1925
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1925_Charlevoix%E2%80%93Kamouraska_earthquake

The 1997 Ardabil earthquake was a destructive earthquake that occurred on 28 February 1997.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1997_Ardabil_earthquake

"March 0" is sometimes used by astronomers as a synonym for the last day of February
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/March_0

The largest find of Iguanodon remains to date occurred on 28 February 1878 in a coal mine at Bernissart 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iguanodon#Bernissart

The sarcophagus of King Psusennes I was opened on the 28th February 1940 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psusennes_I



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The Discoverer 1 satellite was launched on a Thor-Agena rocket on February 28, 1959
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discoverer_1

STS-36 was launched from Kennedy Space Centre, Florida, on 28 February 1990
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-36

The New Horizons probe, en route to Pluto, flew by Jupiter on February 28, 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Horizons#Jupiter_encounter



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Steven Chu (born February 28, 1948) is an American physicist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Chu

Daniel Chee Tsui (born February 28, 1939) is a Chinese-born American physicist 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_C._Tsui

Cornelius (or Cornelio) Gemma (28 February 1535 - 12 October 1578) was a physician, astronomer and astrologer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornelius_Gemma

François Jean Dominique Arago (1786-1853), was a French mathematician, physicist, astronomer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fran%C3%A7ois_Arago

Sidney Wilcox McCuskey (February 28, 1907 - April 22, 1979) was an American mathematician and astronomer.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidney_Wilcox_McCuskey

Jost Bürgi (28 February 1552 - 31 January 1632) was a Swiss clockmaker and maker of astronomical instruments
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jost_B%C3%BCrgi



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Feb 28, 1953: Watson and Crick discover chemical structure of DNA.
http://scinerds.tumblr.com/post/18466756087/mskhelad-feb-28-1953-watson-and-crick

Edward Goodrich Acheson patented the method for making silicon carbide powder on February 28, 1893
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silicon_carbide

The Raman effect was discovered in 1928
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raman_effect



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Star Trek: "The Cloud Minders" was FIRST broadcast on February 28, 1969.

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NGC 2238 was discovered by Albert Marth on the 28th February 1864.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56864688/ngc-2238/

NGC 2554 was discovered by William Herschel on the 28th February 1785.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56864697/ngc-2554/



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The Five-year WMAP data were released on February 28, 2008
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilkinson_Microwave_Anisotropy_Probe#Five-year_data_release

GRB 970228 was the first gamma-ray burst (GRB) for which an afterglow was observed. It was detected on 28 February 1997
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t41410971/grb-970228/

Supernova 2002bj in NGC 1821 was discovered on Feb. 28
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t32072190/supernova-2002bj/

Percy Molesworth discovered a "great disturbance" in the southern bands of Jupiter on 28 February 1901
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percy_B._Molesworth

Asteroid (184) Dejopeja was discovered by J. Palisa on February 28, 1878.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/184_Dejopeja

Asteroid (193) Ambrosia was discovered by the French (Corsican) astronomer J. Coggia on February 28, 1879
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/193_Ambrosia

Three bright objects sighting, by witnesses aboard the U.S.S. Supply, on February 28, 1904 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56864763/meteor-of-28-february-1904/

2008 TC3 meteorite fragments were found on February 28, 2009
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:323213main_Petersmeteorites_946-710.jpg



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Meteorites

The Parnallee (LL3.6) meteorite fell in Tamil Nadu, India, on the 28th February, 1857.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t48023100/parnallee-meteorite/

The Taonan (L5) meteorite fell in Jilin, China, on the 28th February, 1965.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t48023096/taonan-meteorite/

The Pavel (H5) meteorite fell in Lovech, Bulgaria, on the 28th February, 1966.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t48023098/pavel-meteorite/

The Kosice (H5) meteorite fell in Vychodoslovensky, Slovakia, on the 28th February, 2010.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t34373920/hungarian-fireball/



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