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QUIZ: Can you name the significants events of the 28th of February?

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202 BCThe coronation ceremony of Emperor Gaozu takes place, initiating four centuries of this dynasty's rule over China.
870The eight oecumenic council of the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches, held in this city, is closed.
1155This English king, predecessor of Richard the Lionheart, is born.
1525This Aztec emperor is hanged by the Spanish in Hueyimollan.
1648This king of Denmark and Norway, founder of many famous buildings and cities, dies in Copenhagen.
1922This African country declares independence from the United Kingdom.
1923This Golden Globe and Purple Heart holding actor is born in Highland Falls, New York
1940This sport is televised for the first time, during a match at Madison Square Garden.
1942Amply thousand American and Australian soldiers die in this battle when the Japanese Imperial Navy sinks the cruisers USS Houston and HMAS Perth.
1947 In Taiwan, civil disorder is put down with the loss of 30,000 lives in this occurrence.
1963This first holder of the office of President of India died after having relinquished his office the year before.
1975An underground train in this city crashes and causes 42 casualties.
1985This former women's tennis World No.1 is born in Belgrade, Serbia.
1986This two-term Swedish prime minister is shot by an unidentified murderer in the streets of Stockholm.
1988The XV Olympic Winter Games end in this Canadian city, with the host country winning no gold medals.
1991This war ends, one day after French troops march in to the capital of the oleiferous country fought for.
1997An magnitude 5.5 earthquake makes thousands of deaths in the northwest of this Asian country.
2002Twelve countries officialy give up their former currency in favour of this new unifying currency.
2010The XXI Olympic Winter Games end in this Canadian city with the host country as the most successful.
2013This 265th pope of the Roman Catholic Church resigns.

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