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Events

  • 202 BC – coronation ceremony of Liu Bang as Emperor Gaozu of Han takes place, initiating four centuries of the Han dynasty's rule over China.
  • 628Khosrow II is executed by Mihr Hormozd under the orders of Kavadh II.
  • 870 – The Fourth Council of Constantinople closes.
  • 1246 – The Siege of Jaén ends in the context of the Spanish Reconquista resulting in the Castilian takeover of the city from the Taifa of Jaen.
  • 1525Aztec king Cuauhtémoc is executed by Hernán Cortés's forces.
  • 1638 – The Scottish National Covenant is signed in Edinburgh.
  • 1700 – Today is followed by March 1 in Sweden, thus creating the Swedish calendar.
  • 1710 – In the Battle of Helsingborg, 14,000 Danish invaders under Jørgen Rantzau are decisively defeated by an equally sized Swedish force under Magnus Stenbock. This is the last time Swedish and Danish troops meet on Swedish soil.
  • 1784John Wesley charters the Methodist Church.
  • 1811Cry of Asencio, beginning of the Uruguayan War of Independence
  • 1827 – The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad is incorporated, becoming the first railroad in America offering commercial transportation of both people and freight.
  • 1838Robert Nelson, leader of the Patriotes, proclaims the independence of Lower Canada (today Quebec)
  • 1844 – A gun on Template:Ship explodes while the boat is on a Potomac River cruise, killing eight people, including two United States Cabinet members.
  • 1847 – The Battle of the Sacramento River during the Mexican–American War is a decisive victory for the United States leading to the capture of Chihuahua.
  • 1849 – Regular steamboat service from the west to the east coast of the United States begins with the arrival of the Template:SS in San Francisco Bay, four months 22 days after leaving New York Harbor.
  • 1867 – Seventy years of Holy See–United States relations are ended by a Congressional ban on federal funding of diplomatic envoys to the Vatican and are not restored until January 10, 1984.
  • 1870 – The Bulgarian Exarchate is established by decree of Sultan Abdülaziz of the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1874 – One of the longest cases ever heard in an English court ends when the defendant is convicted of perjury for attempting to assume the identity of the heir to the Tichborne baronetcy.
  • 1885 – The American Telephone and Telegraph Company is incorporated in New York as the subsidiary of American Bell Telephone. (American Bell would later merge with its subsidiary.)
  • 1893 – The Template:Ship, the lead ship of her class and the first battleship in the United States Navy comparable to foreign battleships of the time, is launched.
  • 1897 – Queen Ranavalona III, the last monarch of Madagascar, is deposed by a French military force.
  • 1900 – The Second Boer War: The 118-day "Siege of Ladysmith" is lifted.
  • 1922 – The United Kingdom ends its protectorate over Egypt through a Unilateral Declaration of Independence.
  • 1925 – The Charlevoix-Kamouraska earthquake strikes northeastern North America.
  • 1933Gleichschaltung: The Reichstag Fire Decree is passed in Germany a day after the Reichstag fire.
  • 1935DuPont scientist Wallace Carothers invents nylon.
  • 1939 – The erroneous word "dord" is discovered in the Webster's New International Dictionary, Second Edition, prompting an investigation.
  • 1940Basketball is televised for the first time (Fordham University vs. the University of Pittsburgh in Madison Square Garden).
  • 1942 – The heavy cruiser Template:Ship is sunk in the Battle of Sunda Strait with 693 crew members killed, along with Template:HMAS which lost 375 men.
  • 1947February 28 Incident: In Taiwan, civil disorder is put down with the loss of an estimated 30,000 civilians.
  • 1948Christiansborg Cross-Roads shooting in the Gold Coast, when a British police officer opens fire on a march of ex-servicemen, killing three of them and sparking major riots and looting in Accra.
  • 1953James Watson and Francis Crick announce to friends that they have determined the chemical structure of DNA; the formal announcement takes place on April 25 following publication in April's Nature (pub. April 2).
  • 1954 – The first color television sets using the NTSC standard are offered for sale to the general public.
  • 1958 – A school bus in Floyd County, Kentucky hits a wrecker truck and plunges down an embankment into the rain-swollen Levisa Fork river. The driver and 26 children die in what remains one of the worst school bus accidents in U.S. history.
  • 1959Discoverer 1, an American spy satellite that is the first object intended to achieve a polar orbit, is launched but fails to achieve orbit.
  • 1972Sino-American relations: The United States and People's Republic of China sign the Shanghai Communiqué.
  • 1975 – In London an underground train fails to stop at Moorgate terminus station and crashes into the end of the tunnel, killing 43 people.
  • 1980Andalusia approves its statute of autonomy through a referendum.
  • 1983 – The final episode of M*A*S*H airs, with almost 106 million viewers. It still holds the record for the highest viewership of a season finale.
  • 1985 – The Provisional Irish Republican Army carries out a mortar attack on the Royal Ulster Constabulary police station at Newry, killing nine officers in the highest loss of life for the RUC on a single day.
  • 1986Olof Palme, 26th Prime Minister of Sweden, is assassinated in Stockholm.
  • 1991 – The first Gulf War ends.
  • 1993Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents raid the Branch Davidian church in Waco, Texas with a warrant to arrest the group's leader David Koresh. Four ATF agents and five Davidians die in the initial raid, starting a 51-day standoff.
  • 1995 – Former Australian Liberal party leader John Hewson resigns from the Australian parliament almost two years after losing the Australian federal election, 1993.
  • 1997 – An earthquake in northern Iran is responsible for about 3,000 deaths.
  • 1997 – GRB 970228, a highly luminous flash of gamma rays, strikes the Earth for 80 seconds, providing early evidence that gamma-ray bursts occur well beyond the Milky Way.
  • 1998 – First flight of RQ-4 Global Hawk, the first unmanned aerial vehicle certified to file its own flight plans and fly regularly in U.S. civilian airspace.
  • 1998 – Kosovo War: Serbian police begin the offensive against the Kosovo Liberation Army in Kosovo.
  • 2002 – During the religious violence in Gujarat, the 97 people killed in the Naroda Patiya massacre and 69 in Gulbarg Society massacre.
  • 2004 – Over one million Taiwanese participating in the 228 Hand-in-Hand rally form a Script error: No such module "convert". long human chain to commemorate the February 28 Incident in 1947
  • 2005 – A suicide bombing at a police recruiting centre in Al Hillah, Iraq kills 127.
  • 2013Pope Benedict XVI resigns as the pope of the Catholic Church, becoming the first pope to do so since 1415.

Births

  • 1119Emperor Xizong of Jin (d. 1150)
  • 1155Henry the Young King, English son of Henry II of England (d. 1183)
  • 1261Margaret of Scotland, Queen of Norway (d. 1283)
  • 1533Michel de Montaigne, French philosopher and author (d. 1592)
  • 1552Jost Bürgi, Swiss mathematician and clockmaker (d. 1632)
  • 1612John Pearson, English bishop, theologian, and scholar (d. 1686)
  • 1627Aubrey de Vere, 20th Earl of Oxford, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Essex (d. 1703)
  • 1675Guillaume Delisle, French cartographer (d. 1726)
  • 1683René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, French entomologist and academic (d. 1757)
  • 1704Louis Godin, French astronomer and academic (d. 1760)
  • 1712Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, French general (d. 1759)
  • 1724George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend, English field marshal and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1807)
  • 1792Karl Ernst von Baer, German biologist, meteorologist, and geographer (d. 1876)
  • 1812Berthold Auerbach, German poet and author (d. 1882)
  • 1820John Tenniel, English illustrator (d. 1914)
  • 1833Alfred von Schlieffen, German field marshal (d. 1913)
  • 1840Henri Duveyrier, French explorer (d. 1892)
  • 1848Arthur Giry, French historian and academic (d. 1899)
  • 1851Samuel W. McCall, American journalist and politician, 47th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1923)
  • 1858Tore Svennberg, Swedish actor and director (d. 1941)
  • 1865Wilfred Grenfell, English physician and missionary (d. 1940)
  • 1866Vyacheslav Ivanov, Russian poet and playwright (d. 1949)
  • 1873William McMaster Murdoch, Scottish sailor (d. 1912)
  • 1878Pierre Fatou, French mathematician and astronomer (d. 1929)
  • 1882Geraldine Farrar, American soprano and actress (d. 1967)
  • 1882 – José Vasconcelos, Mexican philosopher, lawyer, and politician, Mexican Secretary of Public Education (d. 1959)
  • 1883Seán Mac Diarmada, Irish rebel leader (d. 1916)
  • 1884Ants Piip, Estonian lawyer and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Estonia (d. 1942)
  • 1887William Zorach, Lithuanian-American sculptor and painter (d. 1966)
  • 1894Ben Hecht, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1964)
  • 1895Marcel Pagnol, French author, playwright and director (d. 1974)
  • 1896Philip Showalter Hench, American physician and endocrinologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965)
  • 1898Zeki Rıza Sporel, Turkish footballer (d. 1969)
  • 1900Wolf Hirth, German pilot and engineer, co-founded Schempp-Hirth (d. 1959)
  • 1901Linus Pauling, American chemist and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1994)
  • 1903Vincente Minnelli, American director and screenwriter (d. 1986)
  • 1906Bugsy Siegel, American gangster (d. 1947)
  • 1907Milton Caniff, American cartoonist (d. 1988)
  • 1908Billie Bird, American actress (d. 2002)
  • 1909Stephen Spender, English author and poet (d. 1995)
  • 1911Otakar Vávra, Czech director and screenwriter (d. 2011)
  • 1915Ketti Frings, American author, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 1981)
  • 1915 – Peter Medawar, Brazilian-English biologist and immunologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1987)
  • 1915 – Zero Mostel, American actor (d. 1977)
  • 1916Cesar Climaco, Filipino lawyer and politician, 10th Mayor of Zamboanga City (d. 1984)
  • 1917Ernesto Alonso, Mexican actor, director, and producer (d. 2007)
  • 1919Alfred Marshall, American businessman, founded Marshalls (d. 2013)
  • 1919 – Brian Urquhart, English soldier and diplomat, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • 1920Jadwiga Piłsudska, Polish soldier, pilot, and architect (d. 2014)
  • 1921Pierre Clostermann, French pilot, engineer, and author (d. 2006)
  • 1921 – Saul Zaentz, American film producer (d. 2014)
  • 1922Yuri Lotman, Russian-Estonian historian and scholar (d. 1993)
  • 1923Charles Durning, American soldier and actor (d. 2012)
  • 1924Uno Prii, Estonian-Canadian architect (d. 2000)
  • 1924 – Robert A. Roe, American soldier and politician (d. 2014)
  • 1925Harry H. Corbett, Burmese-English actor (d. 1982)
  • 1926Svetlana Alliluyeva, Russian-American author and educator (d. 2011)
  • 1928Stanley Baker, Welsh actor and producer (d. 1976)
  • 1928 – Tom Aldredge, American actor (d. 2011)
  • 1929Hayden Fry, American football player and coach
  • 1929 – Frank Gehry, Canadian-American architect, designed 8 Spruce Street and Walt Disney Concert Hall
  • 1929 – John Montague, American-Irish poet and academic
  • 1930Leon Cooper, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1931Iajuddin Ahmed, Bangladeshi academic and politician, 14th President of Bangladesh (d. 2012)
  • 1931 – Gavin MacLeod, American actor
  • 1931 – Dean Smith, American basketball player and coach (d. 2015)
  • 1932Don Francks, Canadian actor and singer (d. 2016)
  • 1933Rein Taagepera, Estonian political scientist and politician
  • 1938Foge Fazio, American football player and coach (d. 2009)
  • 1939John Fahey, American guitarist (d. 2001)
  • 1939 – Chögyam Trungpa, Tibetan philosopher and scholar (d. 1987)
  • 1939 – Daniel C. Tsui, Chinese-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1939 – Tommy Tune, American actor, singer, dancer, and director
  • 1940Aldo Andretti, Italian-American race car driver
  • 1940 – Mario Andretti, Italian-American race car driver
  • 1942Brian Jones, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer (d. 1969)
  • 1942 – Dino Zoff, Italian footballer and manager
  • 1943Barbara Acklin, American singer-songwriter (d. 1998)
  • 1943 – Hans Dijkstal, Egyptian-Dutch educator and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 2010)
  • 1944Kelly Bishop, American actress and dancer
  • 1944 – Edward Greenspan, Canadian lawyer and author (d. 2014)
  • 1944 – Sepp Maier, German footballer and manager
  • 1944 – Storm Thorgerson, English graphic designer (d. 2013)
  • 1945Mimsy Farmer, American-French actress and sculptor
  • 1945 – Bubba Smith, American football player and actor (d. 2011)
  • 1946Philip Bailhache, English lawyer and politician
  • 1946 – Robin Cook, Scottish educator and politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (d. 2005)
  • 1947Stephanie Beacham, English actress
  • 1948Steven Chu, American physicist and politician, 12th United States Secretary of Energy, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1948 – Mike Figgis, English director, screenwriter, and composer
  • 1948 – Bernadette Peters, American actress, singer, and author
  • 1948 – Mercedes Ruehl, American actress
  • 1948 – Alfred Sant, Maltese politician, 11th Prime Minister of Malta
  • 1950Futatsuryū Jun'ichi, Japanese sumo wrestler and coach (d. 2014)
  • 1951Bill Cratty, American dancer and choreographer (d. 1998)
  • 1953Ingo Hoffmann, Brazilian race car driver
  • 1953 – Paul Krugman, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1953 – Ricky Steamboat, American wrestler, referee, and trainer
  • 1954Brian Billick, American football player, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1954 – Manuel Torres Félix, Mexican criminal and narcotics trafficker (d. 2012)
  • 1955Adrian Dantley, American basketball player and coach
  • 1955 – Gilbert Gottfried, American comedian, actor, and singer
  • 1956Terry Leahy, English businessman
  • 1956 – Guy Maddin, Canadian director, screenwriter, and cinematographer
  • 1957Paul Delph, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer (d. 1996)
  • 1957 – Ainsley Harriott, English chef and author
  • 1957 – John Turturro, American actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1958Jack Abramoff, American businessman and criminal
  • 1958 – Natalya Estemirova, Russian journalist and activist (d. 2009)
  • 1958 – Jeanne Mas, Spanish-French singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1958 – David R. Ross, Scottish historian and author (d. 2010)
  • 1959Megan McDonald, American librarian and author
  • 1961Rae Dawn Chong, Canadian-American actress
  • 1961 – Mark Latham, Australian politician
  • 1961 – Barry McGuigan, Irish-British boxer
  • 1962Gary Belcher, Australian rugby player and sportscaster
  • 1963Claudio Chiappucci, Italian cyclist
  • 1964Djamolidine Abdoujaparov, Uzbekistan sprinter and cyclist
  • 1964 – Fernando del Valle, American tenor and actor
  • 1965Colum McCann, Irish-American author and academic
  • 1965 – Norman Smiley, English-American wrestler and trainer
  • 1966Vincent Askew, American basketball player and coach
  • 1966 – Paulo Futre, Portuguese footballer
  • 1966 – Archbishop Jovan VI of Ohrid
  • 1967Colin Cooper, English footballer and manager
  • 1967 – Martin Tielli, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1969Butch Leitzinger, American race car driver
  • 1969 – Robert Sean Leonard, American actor
  • 1970Daniel Handler, American journalist, author, and accordion player
  • 1970 – Noureddine Morceli, Algerian runner
  • 1971Junya Nakano, Japanese pianist and composer
  • 1971 – Peter Stebbings, Canadian actor and director
  • 1972Ville Haapasalo, Finnish actor and screenwriter
  • 1973Eric Lindros, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1973 – Nicolas Minassian, French race car driver
  • 1973 – Masato Tanaka, Japanese wrestler
  • 1974Lee Carsley, English-Irish footballer and manager
  • 1974 – Alexander Zickler, German footballer and manager
  • 1975Mike Rucker, American football player
  • 1975 – Greg Simkins, American painter
  • 1976Ali Larter, American actress
  • 1977Jason Aldean, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1977 – Lance Hoyt, American football player and wrestler
  • 1978Jeanne Cherhal, French singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1978 – Benjamin Raich, Austrian skier
  • 1978 – Jamaal Tinsley, American basketball player
  • 1978 – Mariano Zabaleta, Argentinian tennis player
  • 1979Sébastien Bourdais, French race car driver
  • 1979 – Ivo Karlović, Croatian tennis player
  • 1979 – Primož Peterka, Slovenian ski jumper
  • 1980Pascal Bosschaart, Dutch footballer
  • 1980 – Lucian Bute, Romanian-Canadian boxer
  • 1980 – Christian Poulsen, Danish footballer
  • 1980 – Tayshaun Prince, American basketball player
  • 1981Brian Bannister, American baseball player and scout
  • 1981 – Florent Serra, French tennis player
  • 1982Natalia Vodianova, Russian-French model and actress
  • 1983Terry Bywater, English basketball player
  • 1984Noureen DeWulf, American actress
  • 1984 – Karolína Kurková, Czech model and actress
  • 1985Tim Bresnan, English cricketer
  • 1985 – Fefe Dobson, Canadian singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1985 – Jelena Janković, Serbian tennis player
  • 1985 – Diego Ribas da Cunha, Brazilian footballer
  • 1986Tendai Mzungu, Australian footballer
  • 1987Antonio Candreva, Italian footballer
  • 1988Aroldis Chapman, Cuban baseball player
  • 1988 – Jorge Gastélum, Mexican footballer
  • 1988 – Markéta Irglová, Czech singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress
  • 1989Charles Jenkins, American basketball player
  • 1994Jake Bugg, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Deaths

  • 468Pope Hilarius
  • 628Khosrow II, king of the Persian Empire
  • 1105Raymond IV, Count of Toulouse (b. c. 1042)
  • 1261Henry III, Duke of Brabant (b. 1230)
  • 1326Leopold I, Duke of Austria (b. 1290)
  • 1453Isabella, Duchess of Lorraine (b. 1400)
  • 1510Juan de la Cosa, Spanish cartographer and explorer (b. 1450)
  • 1572Aegidius Tschudi, Swiss historian and author (b. 1505)
  • 1572Udai Singh II, Mewar ruler (b. 1522)
  • 1621Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1590)
  • 1648Christian IV of Denmark (b. 1577)
  • 1786John Gwynn, English architect and engineer (b. 1713)
  • 1788Thomas Cushing, American lawyer and politician, 1st Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1725)
  • 1857André Dumont, Belgian geologist and academic (b. 1809)
  • 1869Alphonse de Lamartine, French author and poet (b. 1790)
  • 1879Hortense Allart, Italian-French author (b. 1901)
  • 1891George Hearst, American businessman and politician (b. 1820)
  • 1916Henry James, American novelist, short writer, and critic (b. 1843)
  • 1925Friedrich Ebert, German politician, 1st President of Germany (b. 1871)
  • 1929Clemens von Pirquet, Austrian physician and immunologist (b. 1874)
  • 1932Guillaume Bigourdan, French astronomer and academic (b. 1851)
  • 1935Chiquinha Gonzaga, Brazilian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1847)
  • 1936Charles Nicolle, French biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1866)
  • 1941Alfonso XIII of Spain (b. 1886)
  • 1942Karel Doorman, Dutch admiral (b. 1889)
  • 1959Maxwell Anderson, American journalist, author, and playwright (b. 1888)
  • 1963Rajendra Prasad, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st President of India (b. 1884)
  • 1966Charles Bassett, American captain, engineer, and astronaut (b. 1931)
  • 1966Elliot See, American commander, engineer, and astronaut (b. 1927)
  • 1967Henry Luce, Chinese-American publisher, co-founded Time Magazine (b. 1898)
  • 1977Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, American actor and comedian (b. 1905)
  • 1978Zara Cully, American actress (b. 1892)
  • 1978 – Eric Frank Russell, English author (b. 1905)
  • 1987Stephen Tennant, English author (b. 1906)
  • 1991Koesbini, Indonesian composer (b. 1910)
  • 1991 – Wassily Hoeffding, Finnish-American statistician and theorist (b. 1914)
  • 1993Ishirō Honda, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1911)
  • 1993 – Ruby Keeler, Canadian-American actress and dancer (b. 1909)
  • 1998Dermot Morgan, Irish comedian and actor (b. 1952)
  • 1998 – Arkady Shevchenko, Ukrainian diplomat (b. 1930)
  • 2002Mary Stuart, American actress and singer (b. 1926)
  • 2002 – Helmut Zacharias, German violinist and composer (b. 1920)
  • 2003Chris Brasher, Guyanese-English runner and journalist, co-founded the London Marathon (b. 1928)
  • 2003 – Fidel Sánchez Hernández, Salvadorian general and politician, President of El Salvador (b. 1917)
  • 2004Daniel J. Boorstin, American historian and librarian (b. 1914)
  • 2004 – Carmen Laforet, Spanish author (b. 1921)
  • 2004 – Andres Nuiamäe, Estonian sergeant (b. 1982)
  • 2005Chris Curtis, English singer and drummer (b. 1941)
  • 2006Owen Chamberlain, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1920)
  • 2007Charles Forte, Baron Forte, Italian-English businessman, founded the Forte Group (b. 1908)
  • 2007 – Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. American historian and critic (b. 1917)
  • 2007 – Billy Thorpe, English-Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1946)
  • 2008Joseph M. Juran, Romanian-American engineer and businessman (b. 1904)
  • 2009Paul Harvey, American radio host (b. 1918)
  • 2011Annie Girardot, French actress (b. 1931)
  • 2011 – Jane Russell, American actress and singer (b. 1921)
  • 2012Frisner Augustin, Haitian drummer and composer (b. 1948)
  • 2012 – Jim Green, American-Canadian educator and politician (b. 1943)
  • 2012 – Hal Roach, Irish comedian and author (b. 1927)
  • 2013Daniel Darc, French singer-songwriter (b. 1959)
  • 2013 – Donald A. Glaser, American physicist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1926)
  • 2013 – Neil McCorkell, English cricketer and coach (b. 1912)
  • 2014Hugo Brandt Corstius, Dutch linguist and author (b. 1935)
  • 2014 – Lee Lorch, American mathematician and activist (b. 1915)
  • 2015Alex Johnson, American baseball player (b. 1942)
  • 2015 – Yaşar Kemal, Turkish journalist and author (b. 1923)
  • 2016George Kennedy, American actor (b. 1925)

Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day:
    • Abercius (martyr)
    • Anna Julia Cooper and Elizabeth Evelyn Wright (Episcopal Church (USA))
    • Hilarius
    • Mar Abba
    • Oswald of Worcester
    • Romanus of Condat
    • Rufinus
    • February 28 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Earliest day on which Rare Disease Day can fall, while February 29 is the latest; observed on the last day of February (international)
  • The third day of Ayyám-i-Há (Bahá'í Faith) (Please note that this observance is only locked into this date the Gregorian calendar on this date if Bahá'í Naw-Rúz takes place on March 21, which it doesn't in all years)
  • Día de Andalucía (Andalusia, Spain)
  • Kalevala Day, the day of Finnish culture. (Finland)
  • National Science Day (India)
  • Peace Memorial Day (Taiwan)
  • Teachers' Day (Arab states)
  • World Tailors Day (international)

External links

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