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22 events for 28 February:

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    1537 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 28th of February 0486

    46th Pope Hilarius dies of unknown causes in Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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    158 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 28th of February 1865

    70-year-old Jane Taylor is poisoned with antimony by doctor and murderer Edward William Pritchard in Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.


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    143 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 28th of February 1880

    Victim of John George Haigh aka The Acid Bath Murderer Olive Henrietta Olivia Robarts Durand-Deacon is born in Richmond, Surrey, United Kingdom.


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    117 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 28th of February 1906

    Mobster Bugsy Benjamin Siegel is born as Benjamin Siegelbaum in New York, Brooklyn, New York, United States.


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    111 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 28th of February 1912

    Mistress of Benito Mussolini Clara Claretta Petacci is born in Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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    81 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 28th of February 1942

    Rolling Stone Brian Lewis Hopkins Jones is born in Park Nursing Home, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom.


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    76 Years Ago Today

    Friday 28th of February 1947

    Start of the 228 Incident, an anti-government uprising after the confiscation of contraband cigarettes and subsequent killing a 40-year-old widow named Lin Jiang-mai by agents of the Tobacco Monopoly Bureau enforcement team in Tianma teahouse, Dadaocheng, Taiheichō, Taipei, Taiwan.

    Estimates of the number of deaths vary from ten thousand to thirty thousand or more.


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    73 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 28th of February 1950

    Irish republican hunger striker Francis Hughes is born as Proinsias Ó hAodha in Bellaghy, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.


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    67 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 28th of February 1956

    Gangster and French public enemy No. 1 for 1950 Émile Buisson aka Mimile is executed by the Guillotine by André Olbrecht at the age of 54 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    66 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 28th of February 1957

    Murderer Leonardo Salemi is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Sing Sing Prison, Ossining, New York, United States.


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    63 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 28th of February 1960

    Serial killer Richard Ricardo Leyva Muñoz Ramirez aka The Night Stalker is born in El Paso, Texas, United States.


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    63 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 28th of February 1960

    Playmate of the Year 1980 Dorothy Stratten is born as Dorothy Ruth Hoogstraten in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


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    52 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 28th of February 1971

    31-year-old Performance artist Vito Hannibal Acconci performs 'Security Zone' with Lee Jaffe in Pier 18, New York, New York, United States.


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    49 Years Ago Today Kill Lied All

    Thursday 28th of February 1974

    Picasso’s painting 'Guernica' is sprayed over with "KILL LIES ALL" in foot-high letters 31-year-old Art gallery owner and art vandal Tony Shafrazi in Museum of Modern Art, New York, Manhattan, New York, United States.


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    43 Years Ago Today She Heard Voices

    Thursday 28th of February 1980

    2-year-old Cassidy Mae Marie Johnson aka Muffin is suffocated by serial killer Christine Falling aka The Babysitter Killer in Blountstown, Florida, United States.

    Three days earlier Johnson was sent to a doctor's office. She was diagnosed with meningitis caused by traumatic brain injuries. In 1982 Falling confessed to murdering children because she had heard voices telling her "Kill the baby".


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    37 Years Ago Today

    Friday 28th of February 1986

    26th Prime Minister of Sweden Olof Sven Joachim Palme is shot dead by an unidentified assassin at the age of 59 in Sveavägen, Stockholm, Södermanland, Sweden.

    Although more than 130 people have confessed to Palme's murder the case remains unsolved.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 28th of February 1988

    26-year-old Serial killer Roberto Succo aka L'Assassino della Luna Piena aka Il Mostro di Mestre aka Roberto il Folle is arrested in Mestre, Veneto, Italy.


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    31 Years Ago Today

    Friday 28th of February 1992

    Double murderer David Michael Clark is executed by lethal injection at the age of 33 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    26 Years Ago Today His Spine Was Simultaneously Severed

    Friday 28th of February 1997

    Bank robber Larry Eugene Phillips commits suicide by a shot in the head at the age of 27 in Bank of America, 6600 Laurel Canyon Boulevard, North Hollywood, California, United States.

    About an hour earlier Phillips and Emil Mătăsăreanu entered and robbed the bank but were confronted by LAPD officers when they exited the bank and a shootout between the officers and robbers ensued. The robbers attempted to flee the scene, Phillips on foot and Mătăsăreanu in their getaway vehicle, while continuing to exchange fire with the officers. Phillips was shot in the right hand, causing him to drop his Beretta 92FS pistol. After retrieving it, he placed the muzzle under his chin and fired. Phillips was simultaneously shot by a bullet that severed his spine.


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    26 Years Ago Today There Were Two and a Half Minutes of Uninterrupted Gunfire

    Friday 28th of February 1997

    Bank robber Emil Decebal Mătăsăreanu dies from trauma due to excessive blood loss coming from two gunshot wounds in his left thigh at the age of 31 in Bank of America, 6600 Laurel Canyon Boulevard, North Hollywood, California, United States.

    About an hour earlier Mătăsăreanu and Larry Phillips entered and robbed the bank but were confronted by LAPD officers when they exited the bank and a shootout between the officers and robbers ensued. The robbers attempted to flee the scene, Phillips on foot and Mătăsăreanu in their getaway car, while continuing to exchange fire with the officers. Mătăsăreanu took cover behind the getaway car and engaged them two-and-a-half minutes of almost uninterrupted gunfire. One SWAT officer fired his AR-15 below the cars and wounded Mătăsăreanu in his unprotected lower legs; he was soon unable to continue and put his hands up to show surrender. The police radioed for an ambulance but Mătăsăreanu, loudly swearing profusely and goading the police to shoot him, died before the ambulance and EMTs were allowed to reach the scene almost 70 minutes later.


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    21 Years Ago Today He Was the Warden

    Thursday 28th of February 2002

    Murderer Monty Allen Delk is executed by lethal injection at the age of 35 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    When the warden asked if he had a final statement Delk shouted. "I am the warden! Get your warden off this gurney and shut up!"


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    10 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 28th of February 2013

    Great Train Robber Bruce Richard Reynolds known for masterminding the 1963 Great Train Robbery dies of poor health at the age of 82 in London, Croydon, Greater London, United Kingdom.



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