11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 28th February

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Here's a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1849 - The steamship California lands in San Francisco, bringing the first East Coasters to the Gold Rush

2. 1953 - James D. Watson and Frances H.C. Crick discover the chemical structure of DNA

3. 1961 - Boxer Barry McGuigan is born

4. 1963 - President John F. Kennedy asks Congress for a Civil Rights law giving voting safeguards against racial discrimination

5. 1975 - A London Underground train crashes at Moorgate, killing the driver and at least 29 passengers

6. 1977 - Musician Ray Charles is attacked by an audience member onstage

7. 1983 - M*A*S*H becomes the most watched television program in history when the final episode screens

8. 1986 - Olof Palme, the prime minister of Sweden, is shot dead in a street ambush in central Stockholm

9. 1991 - US President George Bush announces a ceasefire in the Gulf, after Iraq accepts all 12 UN resolutions

10. 1994 - NATO makes its first military strike when U.S. F-16 fighters shoot down four Bosnian Serb warplanes in violation of a no-fly zone over central Bosnia

11. 2010 - The 2010 Winter Olympic Games' closing ceremony is held at the B.C. Place, Vancouver

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Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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