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Born February 28th
1894: Ben Hecht, writer.
1901: Linus Pauling, Nobel Prize-winning American chemist.
1909: Stephen Spender, English poet, critic.
1911: Denis Burkitt, British medical researcher.
1926: Svetlana Stalin, daughter of Josef Stalin.
February 28th
in history
1704: Indians attack Deerfield, Mass. killing 40 and kidnapping 100.
1847: Colonel Alexander Doniphan and his ragtag Missouri Mounted Volunteers ride to victory at the Battle of Sacramento, during the Mexican War.
1861: The territory of Colorado is established.
1863: Four Union gunboats destroy the CSS Nashville near Fort McAllister, Georgia.
1900: After a 119-day siege by the Boers, the surrounded British troops in Ladysmith, South Africa, are relieved.