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  1. On February 25, 1991 28 US soldiers died when a previously reported software glitch in the Patriot Missile system's clock prevented it from shooting down an Iraqi SCUD missile. A software patch to fix it was released on the following day.

  2. On February 28, 1854 in a little white schoolhouse in Ripon, Wisconsin, roughly 30 antislavery men coined the term "Republican Party" to oppose the Kansas-Nebraska act.

  3. "la bougie du sapeur", a french newspaper that's only published on February 29th. It has only 10 issues so far. They also have a sunday edition which only comes out on 29th Feb sundays (roughtly every 28 years) next one scheduled for 2032. They sell about 200K units

  4. The longest time breath held voluntarily (male) is 24 min 3.45 secs and was achieved by Aleix Segura Vendrell in Barcelona, Spain, on 28 February 2016.

  5. The photo of the flag raising on Mount Suribachi was actually the second raising of the flag that day. The photo was taken on February 28, well before the battle was over.

  6. The Space probe, New Horizons was launched January 19, 2006 and on the way to Pluto it flew past Jupiter on February 28, 2007. It will arrive at Pluto in 2015. It will go on into the Kuiper Belt and finish its mission in 2026.

  7. The US backed Taiwanese government committed a massacre that surpasses Tienanmen Square in casualties. An estimated 5000 - 28,000 civilians were killed on February 28th, 1947 and the incident was covered up.

  8. The February 28 incident, an anti-government uprising in Taiwan in 1947, which the government violently suppressed, killing tens of thousands of civilians

  9. A group of small (1 mm) adult Caenorhabditis elegans worms, living in petri dishes enclosed in aluminum canisters, survived reentry and impact with the ground and were recovered weeks after the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster on February 1, 2003, found alive on April 28 of the same year.

  10. A referendum on annexation by the United States was held in the Dominican Republic on 19 February 1870. The proposal was approved by 99.93% of voters. However, the United States Senate rejected the annexation on 30 June 1870 with a 28–28 vote.

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Although NATO was formed in 1949, its first combat mission was over Banja Luka on February 28, 1994 during the Bosnian War, in which four of the six Bosnian Serb aircraft were shot down by U.S. Air Force F-16s for violating the UN-sanctioned no-fly zone (code-named Operation Deny Flight).

February only has 28 days because of a Roman superstition that even numbers were unlucky. February was the last month added to the calendar, an afterthought, and became the shortest and unluckiest month of the year.

The series finale of mash was at 8pm - 11pm on February 28, 1983. At 11:03 pm, EST, New York City public works noted the highest water usage at one given time in the City's history.

February only has 28 days because the Romans based their Calendar off the lunar cycle, and not the solar (sources in video description)

On February 3, 1959, three of the biggest Rock and Roll musicians Buddy Holly(22), Ritchie Valens(17), and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson(28) were killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, together with pilot Roger Peterson. The event later became known as "The Day the Music Died".

That, according to Metacritic, of the 13,684 albums that have been released and reviewed since February 1999, only 28 of them have generally unfavorable reviews.

3 minutes after the series finale of M*A*S*H first aired on February 28, 1983, 77% of New Yorkers flushed their toilets, thus making the highest water usage at one given time in the City's history.

February and March 2017 have the same day order (up to 28 of course)

On February 28 of this year a Russian streamer wanted to celebrate her 29th birthday with a "dry ice" (CO2) party. nobody at the party worried about taking the right security measures and because of that 3 people died including her husband

Prediksi Manchester United vs Sunderland 28 Februari 2015

NOWandBECAUSE had their song "Flip A District" featured on a February 28, 2014 episode of Real Time with Bill Maher.

The first National Woman's Day was observed in the United States on 28 February 1909.

February 28 is International Repetitive Strain Injury Awareness Day

Every ‘day’ in march leading up to the 28 has the same day order as february. Ex: Feb 4 and Mar 4 are both on a Sunday

On 27th February 1948, a plane crashed in Los Gatos Canyon, California killing all 32 onboard. In news reports, the 4 American crew members were named but the 28 Mexican farmworkers, who were returning to Mexico were only referred to as ‘deportees’ & were buried in a mass grave in California

The reason February only has 28 i becaus July (named after Julius Caesar) had 31 days and when Augustus Caesar had a month named after him (August) he wanted to have 31 days as well.

The reason February only has 28 days is because July (named after julius caeser) had 31 days and Augustus Caesar also wanted his month (August) to have 31 days.

Matthew Perry completed a 28-day program in 1997 for a Vicodin addiction. His weight fluctuated drastically over the next few years and once dropped down to 145 pounds (66 kg). He again entered rehab in February 2001 for addiction to Vicodin, methadone, amphetamines, and alcohol.

You didn't have to be in Vietnam to be considered a Vietnam War veteran.You just had to serve in the US military armed forced for 180 days during the periods of February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975.

July was named after Julius Caesar and hence it had 31 days. Later, when Augustus Caesar took over the Roman Empire, he wanted August, the month named after him, to have 31 days as well. Hence, the two extra days were taken from February, which was then left with 28 days

of the violent episode of the civil rights movement, the Orangeburg Massacre. On February 8, 1968, a civil rights protest at South Carolina State University turned deadly when 3 young men were killed, 28 people wounded, shot as they fled the assault by law enforcement.

July was named after Julius Caesar and hence it had 31 days. Later, when Augustus Caesar took over the Roman Empire, he wanted August, the month named after him, to have 31 days as well. Hence, the two extra days were taken from February, which was then left with 28 days.

The first Rare Disease Day was on Leap Day, February 28, 2008 to raise awareness of rare and otherwise little known diseases.

The last time we had 5 Saturdays in February was 28 years ago. The next time we'll have 5 Saturdays in February will be in 28 years. A February in a leap year will have 5 instances of one day of the week. Each leap year, the day jumps back two days of the week (2016 Mon, 2020 Sat, etc.)

TEENick name was discontinued on February 1, 2009 to give a separation of time between the block's end and the September 28, 2009 launch of TeenNick, the replacement name for "The N", a 24-hour network which had progressed from taking half of the broadcasting day on Noggin from 2002-2009