This Day in History on 28th February

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam. 

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 28th February. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

1928: C.V. Raman discovered the Raman Effect, which won him the Nobel Prize and caused the day to be observed as National Science Day
National Science Day:
National science day is celebrated on every year on 28 February. National science day is celebrated as one of the main science festivals in India every year during which students of the schools and colleges demonstrate various science projects and national and state science institutions demonstrate their latest research.
Objectives Of National Science Day:

  • National Science Day is celebrated every year to widely spread a message about the Importance of science used in the daily life of people.
  • To display all the activities, efforts, and achievements in the field of science for human welfare. It is the main science function of India
  • To discuss all the issues and implement new technologies for the development of science.
  • To give an opportunity to the scientific-minded citizens in the country. To encourage the people as well as popularize Science and Technology.

Important Events

1580: The first Christian missionary from Goa came to Fatehpur Sikri, the court of Akbar.

1928: C. V. Raman invented the Raman Effect for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize. This is why this day is celebrated as National Science Day.

1935: Wallace Carothers invented nylon.

1940: The game of basketball was first televised.

1943: Kolkata’s Howrah Bridge (Ravindra Setu) started.

1948: The last squadron of British troops left India.

1991: The first Gulf war ended.

2003: India’s permanent membership bill was introduced in the US Parliament.

Birthday / Anniversary

1901: Linus Carl Pauling, an American chemist.

1912: Great Marathi poet, Vishnu Waman Shirwadkar ‘Kusumagraj’ was born

1927: Krishan Kant, the tenth Vice President of India.

1929: Rangaswamy Srinivasan, a physical chemist, and inventor.

1944: Ravindra Jain, an Indian Music Composer, lyricist, Playback Singer.

1947: Digvijaya Singh, an Indian politician.

1948: Bineshwar Brahma, Indian religious leader, was born
1951: Former Indian cricketer Karsan Devji Ghavri was born in Rajkot

1968: Varsha Usgaonkar, an Indian film actress.

1979 : Srikanth, Indian actor, was born

Death / Death Anniversary

1572: Udai Singh II, the Maharana of Mewar and the founder of the city of Udaipur

1936: Kamala Nehru, an Indian independence activist and the wife of Jawaharlal Nehru.

1963: Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India.

1967: Henry Robinson Luce, an American magazine magnate.

1998: Raja Gosavi, an Indian film and theatre actor.

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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