On This Day In History, 28 February

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World Events Today

  • Charles Vincent Massey was sworn in as the Governor General of Canada today in 1952, he was the first governor actually born in Canada
  • A major crash occurred on the London Underground today in 1975, the crash at Moorgate claimed 43 people dead and 74 injured
  • After almost 7 months of fighting, the Gulf War, Operation Desert Shield, ended today in 1991

Entertainment Events Today

  • Sport Lisboa e Benfica, better known as the successful Portuguese Football Club, Benfica, was founded today in 1904
  • The final episode of the American war comedy-drama television series MASH, aired today in 1983 on the ABC network
  • At the 26th Annual Grammy Awards today in 1984, Michael Jackson won 8 awards, a record for a male artist

Family Events Today

  • The legendary English sports commentator and television presenter Brian Moore, who covered 9 World Cups, was born today in 1932 in Kent
  • The English criminal Bruce Richard Reynolds, one of the masterminds behind the 1963 Great Train Robbery, died today in 2013 aged 81
  • The Irish actor Francis Kelly, best known for his role as Father Jack Hackett in Father Ted, died today in 2016 aged 77

Main Event Today

  • The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI became effective today in 2013, he became the first pope to resign in 600 years

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Chocolate Soufflé Day

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