February 28

This Day in History

1994

First NATO military action

In the first military action in the 45-year history of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, U.S. fighter planes shoot down four Serbian warplanes flying a bombing mission in violation of Bosnia's … (more...)

1939

Erroneous Word "Dord" Is Discovered in Dictionary

On this day in 1939, prompting a perplexing investigation, the erroneous word "dord" was discovered in Webster’s New International Dictionary, Second Edition: dord (dôrd), n. Physics & Chem. Density. … (more...)

1897

Last Madagascar Monarch Deposed

With the deposition of Queen Ranavalona III on this day in 1897, the final curtain was drawn on the Merina Kingdom of Madagascar. After more than 350 years, it succumbed to the might of the colonising … (more...)