Today in History for 28th February 2020

Historical Events

1838 – Robert Nelson, leader of the Patriotes, proclaims the independence of Lower Canada (today Québec)
1888 – Vincent d’Indy’s Wallenstein-trilogy, premieres
1988 – Pat Verbeek becomes 1st NJ Devil to score 4 goals in an NHL game
2001 – The US Environmental Protection Agency announces that it intends to proceed with implementation of tighter restrictions on sulfur content in diesel fuel; the rule is opposed by many in the refining industry
2016 – 36th Razzies Awards: “Fifty Shades of Grey” wins worst film, worst actor and actress
2019 – YouTube announces it will stops all comments on videos featuring children because of paedophiles leaving inappropriate comments

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Famous Birthdays

1261 – Margaret of Scotland, queen of Norway (d. 1283)
1938 – Martin Olav Sabo, (Rep-D-MN, 1979- )
1945 – Charles “Bubba” Smith, Tx, NFLer (Balt Colts)/actor (Police Academy)
1957 – Ainsley Harriott, British celebrity chef
1973 – Denard Walker, cornerback (Tennessee Oilers)
1979 – Michael Bisping, English mixed martial artist, born in Nicosia, Cyprus

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Famous Deaths

1844 – Abel P. Upshur, Secretary of State, dies in explosion on USS Princeton
1991 – Guillermo Ungo, member of El Salvador junta (1979-80), dies
1993 – Franco Brusati, Italian dir/writer (Bread and Chocolate), dies at 70
1996 – Daniel Chipenda, Angolan politician and field commander, dies at 64
2004 – Daniel J. Boorstin, American historian, writer, and Librarian of Congress (b. 1914)
2014 – Hugo Brandt Corstius, Dutch essayist and mathematician, dies at 78

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