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  • France
    Tuesday Feb 28, 1815

    Napoleon

    Napoleon escaped to France

    France
    Tuesday Feb 28, 1815

    Napoleon escaped from Elba, in the brig Inconstant on 26 February 1815 with 700 men. Two days later, he landed on the French mainland at Golfe-Juan and started heading north.




  • Paris, France
    Friday Feb 28, 1919

    Hungarian–Romanian War

    The Paris Peace Conference

    Paris, France
    Friday Feb 28, 1919

    On 28 February 1919, at the Paris Peace Conference, the council of the Allied nations notified Hungary of a new demarcation line to which the Romanian army would advance. This line coincided with railways connecting Szatmárnémeti, Nagyvárad, and Arad. However, the Romanian army was not to enter these cities.




  • Naples, Italy
    Thursday Feb 28, 1946

    Lucky Luciano

    Arrived in Naples

    Naples, Italy
    Thursday Feb 28, 1946

    This was the last time he would see the US. On February 28, after a 17-day voyage, Luciano's ship arrived in Naples. On arrival, Luciano told reporters he would probably reside in Sicily.




  • India
    Sunday Feb 28, 1971

    Indira Gandhi

    Indian General election

    India
    Sunday Feb 28, 1971

    Indira Gandhi won the 1971 Indian general election.




  • United Kingdom
    Thursday Feb 28, 1974

    Brexit

    Labour Party won the February 1974 general election

    United Kingdom
    Thursday Feb 28, 1974

    The opposition Labour Party won the February 1974 general election without a majority and then contested the subsequent October 1974 general election with a commitment to renegotiate Britain's terms of membership of the EC, believing them to be unfavorable, and then hold a referendum on whether to remain in the EC on the new terms.




  • Australia
    Friday Feb 28, 1986

    Mobile Phones

    Australia launched its Cellular Telephone System

    Australia
    Friday Feb 28, 1986

    In February 1986 Australia launched its Cellular Telephone System by Telecom Australia. Peter Reedman was the first Telecom Customer to be connected on 6 January 1986 along with five other subscribers as test customers prior to the official launch date of 28 February.




  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Monday Feb 28, 1994

    Bosnian War

    NATO became actively involved

    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Monday Feb 28, 1994

    NATO became actively involved when its jets shot down four Serb aircraft over central Bosnia on 28 February 1994 for violating the UN no-fly zone.


  • Croatia
    Friday Feb 28, 2014

    Garry Kasparov

    A Croatian passport holder

    Croatia
    Friday Feb 28, 2014

    On 28 February 2014, his application for naturalization was approved, and he is now a Croatian passport holder.


  • Japan
    Friday Feb 28, 2014

    Sony Corporation

    P5, Inc.

    Japan
    Friday Feb 28, 2014

    On 28 February 2014, Sony, M3 and Illumina established a joint venture called P5, Inc. to provide a genome analysis service for research institutions and enterprises in Japan.


  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Thursday Feb 28, 2019

    Tesla, Inc.

    Standard Range base model

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Thursday Feb 28, 2019

    On February 28, 2019, Tesla announced that they would begin to roll out the Standard Range base model starting at $35,000.


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Friday Feb 28, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Very high threat assessment

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Friday Feb 28, 2020

    On 28 February, WHO officials said that the coronavirus threat assessment at the global level will be raised from "high" to "very high," its highest level of alert and risk assessment. Mike Ryan, executive director of WHO’s health emergency program, warned in a statement that "This is a reality check for every government on the planet: Wake up. Get ready. This virus may be on its way and you need to be ready. You have a duty to your citizens, you have a duty to the world to be ready," urging that the right response measures could help the world avoid “the worst of it." Ryan further stated that the current data does not warrant public health officials to declare a global pandemic, saying that the declaration would mean "we’re essentially accepting that every human on the planet will be exposed to that virus."


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