February 28th is celebrated as Tooth Fairy Day and Public Sleeping Day.
Today marks the 59th day of the year, but whos counting?
Sit tight as you’re about to discover the absolutely incredible happenings of this special day in history, including huge advances in health, animal discoveries and how one word that doesn’t mean anything was accidentally published in an English dictionary!
Did you know that on this day in 2012, the largest prehistoric penguin was discovered? According to a 27-million-year-old fossil, the penguin stood almost 5ft tall and weighed around 132lbs.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about February 28th in history!
What Events Happened On February 28 In History?
Famous People Born On February 28
Is today is your birthday? If so, you share this special day with Ali Larter! Check out more famous people born on this day below.
1992 Rudy Mancuso
- 30 years old
- 33 years old
- Born In:
- Shanghai, China
1957 Ainsley Harriott
- 65 years old
- Born In:
- England, UK
1976 Ali Larter
- 46 years old
- Born In:
- New Jersey, USA
Special Holidays On February 28
Are you looking for something to do today? Then why not find time today to celebrate the following special holidays.
National Chocolate Soufflé Day
Pre-set your ovens and get your whisks out, as today is National Chocolate Soufflé Day! French cuisine surely hit its peak with this recipe - there’s nothing more satisfying than eating a piping hot chocolate soufflé. You could have one at a restaurant, but baking it will be more fun!
National Public Sleeping Day
Taking naps is seriously underrated these days, but it’s days like Public Sleeping Day which really help to promote this sleepy art form. Public Sleeping Day is a great excuse to nap on the grass, have a mid-movie snooze and then nod off on the bus home.
February 28 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone
People who were born on February 28 all share the Pisces zodiac sign.
Pisces have powerful gut reactions and can often judge whether a person or situation is good or bad.
People born during February have the Amethyst birthstone. Amethyst is often associated with stability, courage, and peace, which is perfect if you’re living in the cold, dark days of February.
If your birthday falls on this day, you would’ve likely been conceived around June 7 in the previous year.