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Notable Historical Events for February 28th

1960Mickey Wright wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open

1784John Wesley charters Methodist Church

1972Pres Richard Nixon ends historic week-long visit to China

1998Vancouver Canucks Mark Messier is 4th NHLer to get 1,600 points

18191st public performance of a Franz Schubert song, "Schäfers Klageleid"

1961JFK names Henry Kissinger special advisor

197153rd PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 281 at PGA Natl FL Jack Nicklaus wins his 2nd golf grand slam

1933Hitler disallows German communist party (KPD)

200519th Soul Train Music Awards: Ice Cube, Usher & Ciara win

198426th Grammy Awards: Michael Jackson wins 8 Grammys

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Notable Birthdays on February 28th

1953Paul Krugman, American economist and New York Times columnist (Nobel Prize in Economics 2008)

1973Eric Lindros, London Ontario, NHL center (Phila Flyers)

1901Linus Pauling, Portland, Oregon, American chemist/peace activist (Nobel 1954, 1962)

1940Mario Andretti, Italian American race-car driver (1969 Indianapolis 500, 1978 Formula One World Champion)

1906Bugsy Siegel, gangster created casinos in Las Vegas

1984Karolína Kurková, Czech supermodel

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Notable Deaths on February 28th

1525Cuauhtémoc, the last Aztec Emperor (1520 - 1521), tortured and killed by Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés

2009Paul Harvey, American radio broadcaster, dies at 90

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