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 This day in History - February 28
449 Historic Events for February 28
1988

Pat Verbeek becomes 1st NJ Devil to score 4 goals in an NHL game

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1988

Yvonne van Gennip skates world record 5 km ladies (7:14.13)

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1989

Red Schoendienst and Al Barlick elected to Hall of Fame

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1989

Gretchen Polhemus, 23, (Texas), crowned 38th Miss USA

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1989

Memo by Brian Gumbel criticizing Today Show co-workers becomes public

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1989

Hermann Burger, writer, dies at 46

Death
1990

Colin Milburn, cricketer (9 Tests for England, 654 runs), dies

Death
1990

Fabia Drake, actress (Nice Girl Like Me), dies at 86

Death
1990

US 65th manned space mission STS 36 (Atlantis 6) launches into orbit

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1990

Dutch police seize 3,000 kg of cocaine

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1990

Tuppy Owen-Smith, S Afr cricketer (batsman v England 1929), dies

Death
1991

Guillermo Ungo, member of El Salvador junta (1979-80), dies

Death
1991

Noureddine Morceli runs world record 1500m indoor (3:34:16)

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1991

"Speed of Darkness" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 36 performances

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1991

"Les Miserables" opens at Theatre Carre, Amsterdam

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1991

Don Mattingly named 10th NY Yankee Captain

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1991

US and allied forces grant Iraq a cease fire

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1992

La Lupe, Cuban singer, dies of a heart attack in the Bronx at 53

Death
1992

Emilla Sherman, choreographer/rockette, dies

Death
1992

Angelique Pettyjohn, actress (Body Talk, Star Trek), dies at 49

Death
1993

Tony Curtis weds Lisa Deutsch as his 4th wife

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1993

Ruby Keeler, actress (42nd Street, Dames), dies of cancer at 82

Death
1993

Joyce Carey, [Lawrence], English actress (Number 27), dies at 94

Death
1993

Ishiro Honda, Japanese director/producer (Godzilla), dies at 81

Death
1993

Franco Brusati, Italian dir/writer (Bread and Chocolate), dies at 70

Death