What happened today in history?
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February 28

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
2001  A 6.8 magnitude earthquake shakes Western Washington state, causing billions of dollars in property damage, yet relatively few injuries.
1995US Marines land in Somalia to protect the retreating UN peacekeeping force.
1995Denver International Airport opens.
1990The space shuttle Atlantis launches from Cape Canaveral, Florida, to place a spy satellite in orbit.
1993Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents attempt to serve warrants on the Branch Davidians at a compound near Waco, Texas, triggering a 51-day siege.
1986Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme is assassinated in Stockholm.
1975More than 40 people die when a London subway train crashes at the end of a tunnel.
1974The US and Egypt reestablish diplomatic ties for the first time since 1967.

The Beatles: Sergeant Pepper (Capitol Records)
The Beatles begin rehearsals for Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, a song that will ultimately appear on their Sergeant Pepper album, at EMI Studios in London.
(photo credit: Capitol Records)

1940The first college basketball games are televised, as W2XBS in NY City broadcasts a pair of games from Madison Square Garden.
1861The Colorado Territory is organized.
1849The first gold-seekers arrived in San Francisco, aboard the ship California.
1844US Secretary of State Abel Upshur, Navy Secretary Thomas Gilmer, and several others die when a 12-inch gun aboard the USS Princeton explodes.
1827The B&O Railroad is incorporated (and forever remembered on Monopoly game boards ).
1854Slavery opponents meet in Ripon, WI, calling for a new political group (which would later become the Republican Party).

Born today:

1976  Ali Larter - actress

1969  Robert Sean Leonard - actor

1961  Rae Dawn Chong - actress

1957  Cindy Wilson - singer (The B-52s)

1957  Phil Gould - drummer (Level 42)

1957  John Turturro - actor

1956  Adrian Dantley - basketball player

1948  Bernadette Peters - actress

1945  Bubba Smith - football player

1942  Frank Bonner - actor

1942  Brian Jones - guitarist (The Rolling Stones)

1940  Mario Andretti - auto racer (Indy 500 winner)

1940  Joe South - singer

1931  Gavin MacLeod - actor

1924  Chris Kraft - NASA Mission Control spokesman for Mercury and Gemini missions

1923  Charles Durning - actor

1918  Billie Bird - actress

1915  Zero Mostel - actor

1913  Vincente Minnelli - film director, father of actress Liza Minnelli

1907  Milt Caniff - cartoonist (Steve Canyon, Terry and the Pirates)

1824  Charles Blondin - high-wire acrobat (crossed Niagara Falls on a tightrope)

1797  Mary Lyon - founded Mount Holyoke Seminary


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