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Daily Calendar for Wednesday, February 28, 2024


  • Vincente Minnelli (film director) –
  • Gavin MacLeod (actor) –
  • Tommy Tune (choreographer) –
  • Mario Andretti (race car driver) –
  • Kelly Bishop (actress) –
  • Bernadette Peters (actress & singer) –
  • John Turturro (actor) –
  • Robert Sean Leonard (actor) –
  • Smarty Jones (Kentucky Derby winning horse) –


  • Henry James (writer) –
  • Ruby Keeler (actress, singer, & dancer) –
  • Daniel Boorstin (Pulitzer Prize-winning author and social historian who served as the librarian of Congress for 12 years) –
  • Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. (Pulitzer Prize-winning historian) –
  • Mike Smith (lead singer of Dave Clark Five) –
  • Paul Harvey (radio broadcaster) –


  • Baltimore and Ohio railroad incorporated–
  • Congress created the Territory of Colorado–
  • Vincent Massey became the first Canadian born Governor General of Canada–
  • James D. Watson and Francis H. C. Crick announced discovery of DNA’s chemical structure–
  • Parliament created VIA Rail Canada Inc.–
  • The last episode of M*A*S*H, Goodbye, Farewell and Amen, aired on television–
  • The last episode of M*A*S*H aired on TV –
  • Performer Natasha Veruschka swallowed 22.83-inch sword–
  • Pope Benedict XVI stepped down as leader of the Roman Catholic church, becoming the first pope in about 600 years to retire–


  • A record snowstorm brought 43 inches of snow to Rochester, New York–
  • An area from Kansas to New York experienced record snowfalls–
  • A sandstorm with hurricane-force winds derailed a train in western China–

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