February 28

February 28

Independence Day
Egypt : 28 February 1922

February 28
National Science Day in India

Kalevala Day, the day of Finnish Culture. (Finland)
National Science Day (India)
Peace Memorial Day (Taiwan)
Teacher's Day (Arab countries)
The third day of Ayyám-i-Há (Bahá'í Faith)
Rare Disease Day (last day of February)

February 28
Andalusia, Spain
Dia de Andalucia

February 28 : National Science Day
National Science Day is celebrated in India on February 28 every year to mark the discovery of Raman effect by C.V. Raman.[1] The event is commemorated in honour of Sir C.V. Raman for his legacy and discovery of the Raman effect on February 28, 1927, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1930.

Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman,(born on:7 November 1888 – died on:21 November 1970) was an Indian physicist and Nobel laureate in physics recognised for his work on the molecular scattering of light and for the discovery of the Raman effect, which is named after him

Events February 28

1700 – Today is followed by March 1 in Sweden, thus creating the Swedish calendar.
1838 – Robert Nelson, leader of the Patriotes, proclaims the independence of Lower Canada (today Quebec)
1885 – The American Telephone and Telegraph Company is incorporated in New York State as the subsidiary of American Bell Telephone. (American Bell would later merge with its subsidiary.)
1914 – The Autonomous Republic of Northern Epirus is proclaimed in Gjirokastër, by the Greeks living in southern Albania.
1922 – The United Kingdom ends its protectorate over Egypt through a Unilateral Declaration of Independence.
1928 – C.V. Raman discovers Raman effect.
1935 – DuPont scientist Wallace Carothers invents nylon.
1942 – The heavy cruiser USS Houston is sunk in the Battle of Sunda Strait with 693 crew members killed, along with HMAS Perth which lost 375 men.
1947 – 228 Incident: In Taiwan, civil disorder is put down with the loss of 30,000 civilian lives.
1953 – James D. Watson and Francis Crick announce to friends that they have determined the chemical structure of DNA; the formal announcement takes place on April 25 following publication in April's Nature (pub. April 2).
1954 – The first color television sets using the NTSC standard are offered for sale to the general public.
1959 – Discoverer 1, an American spy satellite that is the first object to achieve a polar orbit, is launched.
1986 – Olof Palme, Prime Minister of Sweden, is assassinated in Stockholm.
1997 – An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 in Armenia and Azerbaijan kills around 1,100 people
1997 – An earthquake in northern Iran is responsible for about 3,000 deaths.
1997 – GRB 970228, a highly luminous flash of gamma rays, strikes the Earth for 80 seconds, providing early evidence that gamma-ray bursts occur well beyond the Milky Way.
2001 – The Nisqually Earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale hits the Nisqually Valley and the Seattle, Tacoma, and Olympia area of the U.S. state of Washington.
2004 – Over 1 million Taiwanese participating in the 228 Hand-in-Hand Rally form a 500-kilometre (310 mi) long human chain to commemorate the 228 Incident in 1947

 

 

 

 

 



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