Monday, February 27, 2017

February 28

  • Theodosius I declares the Catholic Church the only legitimate Imperial religion, ending official state support for the traditional Hellenistic religions and customs
  • February 28, 870
    Fourth Council of Constantinople, eighth ecumenical council ends in Constantinople
  • February 28, 1667
    English colony Suriname becomes in Dutch hands
  • February 28, 1813
    Russia and Prussia form the Kalisz union against Napoleon
  • February 28, 1922
    Due to raise of the Egyptian nationalist movement, United Kingdom government issues a unilateral declaration of Egypt's independence, which ends British protectorate over Egypt
  • February 28, 1935
    Wallace Carothers, the leader of organic chemistry at DuPont company, manufactures first nylon, a synthetic polymer processed into fibres, films or shapes
  • February 28, 1942
    Japanese land in Java, last Allied bastion in Dutch East Indies
  • February 28, 1953
    Cambridge University scientists James Watson and Francis Crick announce that they have determined the double-helix structure of DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, the molecule containing human genes
  • April 25, 1953
    Francis Crick and James D. Watson publish an article describing the double helix structure of DNA
  • February 28, 1975
    The first Lomé Agreement, a trade and aid agreement, is signed between the European Community and 46 developing nations in Africa, the Caribbean and Asia
  • February 28, 1982
    Hama massacre, an attempt to suppress Islamist uprising in Syria, leads to more than 10,000 deaths
  • February 28, 1991
    United States led coalition grants Iraq a cease fire, after allied forces defeat Iraqi military forces and liberates Kuwait in Operation Desert Storm, marking end of Gulf War
  • February 28, 1994
    United States F-16 pilots shoot down four Serbian fighter aircraft over Bosnia-Herzegovina for violation of the Operation Deny Flight and its no-fly zone
  • February 28, 2002
    The Austrian schilling, Belgian franc, Finnish mark, German mark, Greek drachm, Italian lira, Luxembourg franc, Portuguese escudo, and Spanish peseta expires as valid currencies

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