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28 February 1991

The first Gulf War officially ends.

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    24 February 1942

    A false alarm led to an anti-aircraft barrage that lasted into the early hours of February 25 for what became known as the Battle of Los Angeles.

    A remarkable series of false alarms and errors, most likely brought on by widespread “war nerves”, began in California on this day in 1942, resulting in an incident which became known as The Battle of Los Angeles. Rumours of an air raid on the city and the heightened state of readiness – just three months after the attack on Pearl Harbor provoked America‚Äôs entrance into World War II – led to reports of an enemy attack and an hour of anti-aircraft bombardment into the night sky.The day before, the Californian coast had been fired upon by a Japanese submarine near Ellwood, the first shelling of the North American mainland in the war. Though minimal…

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Born on this day

February 28, 2017
1927 John Carson
1931 Peter Alliss
1940 Mario Andretti
1949 Stephanie Beacham
1957 Ainsley Harriet
1961 Barry McGuigan
1910 Vincent Minelli
1932 Brian Moore
1942 Brian Jones

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