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Today’s Historical Events on February 28
National Science Day
1580, 28th Feb: The first Christian missionary from Goa came to Fatehpur Sikri, the court of Akbar.
1928, 28th Feb: C. V. Raman invented the Raman Effect for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize. This is why this day is celebrated as National Science Day.
1935, 28th Feb: Wallace Carothers invented nylon.
1940, 28th Feb: The game of basketball was first televised.
1943, 28th Feb: Kolkata’s Howrah Bridge (Ravindra Setu) started.
1948, 28th Feb: The last squadron of British troops left India.
1991, 28th Feb: The first Gulf war ended.
2003, 28th Feb: India’s permanent membership bill was introduced in the US Parliament.
Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on February 28
1901: Linus Carl Pauling, an American chemist.
1927: Krishan Kant, the tenth Vice President of India.
1929: Rangaswamy Srinivasan, a physical chemist, and inventor.
1944: Ravindra Jain, an Indian Music Composer, lyricist, Playback Singer.
1947: Digvijaya Singh, an Indian politician.
1968: Varsha Usgaonkar, an Indian film actress.
Death Anniversaries of famous people on February 28
1572: Udai Singh II, the Maharana of Mewar and the founder of the city of Udaipur
1936: Kamala Nehru, an Indian independence activist and the wife of Jawaharlal Nehru.
1963: Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India.
1967: Henry Robinson Luce, an American magazine magnate.
1998: Raja Gosavi, an Indian film and theatre actor.
What happened in India on 28 February
Chittorgarh Fort was captured by Mughal Emperor Akbar which was circled from outside since 20th October 1567. This victory was achieved with the help of Jaimal and Patta.
The first visit of Jesuit Priest of Goa in the Court of Emperor Akbar at Fatehpur Sikri.
Bahadur Shah I died at Lahore at the age of 72 in the war of succession.
Medical College was started in Calcutta and it was officially opened on Feb 20.
Surbhi, farmer lady of Dholi Bavli, Central India, who was arrested for helping her son Bheema Nayak in the freedom movement and was jailed in Mahamandaleshwar jail, passed away.
Veer Surendra Sai, freedom fighter and revolutionary, passed away.
Kondedera Madappa Kariappa, first General of independent India, was born.
Srinivas Ramanujan, famous Indian scientist, was elected Fellow of the Royal Society.
Gandhiji signs Satyagraha Pledge to secure withdrawal of Rowlatt Bills.
Sunderlal Khurana, great politician and journalist, was born.
Krishan Kant, vice President of India and former Young Turk, was born at Kot Mohd. Khan, district Amritsar, Punjab.
C. V. Raman invented ‘Raman Effect’ of scattered light, which led him in achieving the ‘Nobel Prize’.
Sir Chandrasekhar V. Raman, Scientist, 1930 Nobel Prize in Physics for discovering “Raman Effect”. He is also the first Indian to receive this honor in Physics, The Indian Nobel Laureates.
Strike by workers of the Nizam state railways over bonus.
Kamla Nehru, wife of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, great revolutionary freedom fighter and social worker, passed away near Lausanne in Switzerland.
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar discovers the white dwarf maximum mass limit.
The Finance Minister announces the setting up of the Planning Commission with Nehru and Nanda as Chairman and Deputy Chairman respectively.
Karsan Devji Ghavri, cricketer (Indian lefty medium pacer early 80s), was born in Rajkot.
Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India, passed away at Sadaqat Ashram, Patna.
General Election ( 4th) of India ends.
International City Auroville inaugurated the Aurobindo Ashram in Pondechery.
M.G. Katre became the director of Central Bureau of Investigation (till 31/10/89).
The National Science Day was celebrated for the first time at the ICMR Headquarters and all its Institutes/Centres in February 1987 through exhibitions, lectures, demonstration campaigns etc. (This has now become an annual event).
Jaydev, famous music director, passed away.
S. B. Chavan, Finance Minister, presents a Rs. 7337 crore-deficit budget for 1989-90.
Budget with Tax Concessions of Rs.40.81 billion and a deposit of Rs.90.60 billion presented by Dr. Manmohan Singh in Parliament.
The samadhi of Morarji Desai – Abhay Ghat – near Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad to be converted to a national monument, this was decided on Feburary 11.
Finance Minister P. Chidambaram presents an action-packed budget for 1997-98.
The third and final phase of polling is held in 131 Lok Sabha constituencies in 10 States and one Union Territory.
The Supreme Court orders notice to the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Ms. Jayalalitha, on a special leave petition filed by the State Government against the Madras High Court judgment upholding the trial court’s order discharging her in the “coal import case”.