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 This day in History - February 28
449 Historic Events for February 28
1936

Pedro Mu¤oz Seca, La Caraba/La oca, dies at 55

Death
1938

Martin Olav Sabo, (Rep-D-MN, 1979- )

Birth
1939

Charles Brown, Cin Oh, featherweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1964)

Birth
1939

Tommy Tune, Wichita Falls Tx, dancer/choreographer (Boyfriend)

Birth
1939

John Fahey, singer (Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death)

Birth
1939

Great-Britain recognizes Franco-regime in Spain

Event
1940

Johan C Braakensiek, Dutch political cartoonist, dies at 81

Death
1940

Joe South, Atlanta, guitarist/songwriter/singer (Games People Play)

Birth
1940

1st televised basketball game (U of Pitts beats Fordham U, 50-37)

Event
1940

Richard Wright's "Native Son" published

Event
1940

Alfonso XIII de Borb¢n, corrupt king of Spain (1902-31), dies

Death
1940

Mario Andretti, race-car driver (1969 Indianapolis 500)

Birth
1940

US population at 131,669,275 (12,865,518 blacks (9.8%))

Event
1941

39 U Boats (197,000 ton) sunk this month

Event
1941

British-Italian dogfight above Albania

Event
1941

Marty Sanders, rock vocalist

Birth
1941

Alice May Brock, author

Birth
1942

Brian Jones, rock guitarist (Rolling Stones-Brown Sugar)

Birth
1942

Japanese land in Java, last Allied bastion in Dutch East Indies

Event
1942

1st weapon drop on Netherlands

Event
1942

Race riot, Sojourner Truth Homes, Detroit

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1942

Frank Bonner, Little Rock AR, actor (WKRP, Hoax, You Can't Hurry Love)

Birth
1943

Donny Iris, singer

Birth
1943

Barbara Acklin, [Allen], Chicago, RandB singer (Love Makes a Woman)

Birth
1943

"Porgy and Bess" opens on Broadway with Anne Brown and Todd Duncan

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