ROLLCALL: for 28th February - Car Keys and Small Change Day
avatar February 28, 2015 01:49PM

Of course Car Keys and Small Change Day isn't really about the Car Keys nor the Small Change. It's about the Pockets, silly! Laughing Out Loud! 'cause where would we put that stuff wi'out pockets? Crazy! Loco! Oh aye, a great boon to mankind! There's no end to their usefulness, pockets, no end at all...

Today is also 228 Memorial Day in Taiwan, Andalusia Day in Spain, Ayyám-i-Há (Third day) in Bahá'í Faith, Christian Feast Days: Abercius, Hilarius, Mar Abba, Oswald of Worcester, Romanus of Condat, and Rufinus. Floral Design Day, John Fahey Day, Jost Bürgi Day, Kalevala Day (Day of Finnish Culture) in Finland, National Chocolate Souffle Day in USA, National Tooth Fairy Dayin USA, National Science Day in India, Peace Memorial Day in Taiwan, Public Sleeping Day, Rare Disease Day (always the last day of February), and Teachers' Day (many Arab countries).

On this day in:

► 202 BC – coronation ceremony of Liu Bang as Emperor Gaozu of Han takes place, initiating four centuries of the Han Dynasty's rule over China.
► 628 – Khosrau II is executed by Mihr Hormozd under the orders of Kavadh II.
► 870 – The Fourth Council of Constantinople closes.
► 1246 – The Siege of Jaén ends in the context of the Spanish Reconquista resulting in the Castilian takeover of the city from the Taifa of Jaen.
► 1525 – The Aztec king Cuauhtémoc is executed by Hernán Cortés's forces.
► 1638 – The Scottish National Covenant is signed in Edinburgh.
► 1700 – Today is followed by March 1 in Sweden, thus creating the Swedish calendar.
► 1710 – In the Battle of Helsingborg, 14,000 Danish invaders under Jørgen Rantzau are decisively defeated by an equally sized Swedish force under Magnus Stenbock. This is the last time Swedish and Danish troops meet on Swedish soil.
► 1784 – John Wesley charters the Methodist Church.
► 1811 – Cry of Asencio, beginning of the Uruguayan War of Independence
► 1827 – The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad is incorporated, becoming the first railroad in America offering commercial transportation of both people and freight.
► 1838 – Robert Nelson, leader of the Patriotes, proclaims the independence of Lower Canada (today Quebec)
► 1844 – A gun on USS Princeton explodes while the boat is on a Potomac River cruise, killing eight people, including two United States Cabinet members.
► 1847 – The Battle of the Sacramento River during the Mexican–American War is a decisive victory for the United States leading to the capture of Chihuahua.
► 1849 – Regular steamboat service from the west to the east coast of the United States begins with the arrival of the SS California in San Francisco Bay, 4 months 22 days after leaving New York Harbor.
► 1867 – Seventy years of Holy See-United States relations are ended by a Congressional ban on federal funding of diplomatic envoys to the Vatican and are not restored until January 10, 1984.
► 1870 – The Bulgarian Exarchate is established by decree of Sultan Abd-ul-Aziz of the Ottoman Empire.
► 1874 – One of the longest cases ever heard in an English court ends when the defendant is convicted of perjury for attempting to assume the identity of the heir to the Tichborne baronetcy.
► 1883 – The first vaudeville theater opens in Boston
► 1885 – The American Telephone and Telegraph Company is incorporated in New York as the subsidiary of American Bell Telephone. (American Bell would later merge with its subsidiary.)
► 1893 – The USS Indiana, the lead ship of her class and the first battleship in the United States Navy comparable to foreign battleships of the time, is launched.
► 1897 – Queen Ranavalona III, the last monarch of Madagascar, is deposed by a French military force.
► 1900 – The Second Boer War: The 118-day "Siege of Ladysmith" is lifted.
► 1914 – The Autonomous Republic of Northern Epirus is proclaimed in Gjirokastër, by the Greeks living in southern Albania.
► 1922 – The United Kingdom ends its protectorate over Egypt through a Unilateral Declaration of Independence.
► 1925 – The Charlevoix-Kamouraska earthquake strikes northeastern North America.
► 1928 – C.V. Raman discovers the Raman effect.
► 1933 – Gleichschaltung: The Reichstag Fire Decree is passed in Germany a day after the Reichstag fire.
► 1935 – DuPont scientist Wallace Carothers invents nylon.
► 1939 – The erroneous word "dord" is discovered in the Webster's New International Dictionary, Second Edition, prompting an investigation.
► 1940 – Basketball is televised for the first time (Fordham University vs. the University of Pittsburgh in Madison Square Garden).
► 1942 – The heavy cruiser USS Houston is sunk in the Battle of Sunda Strait with 693 crew members killed, along with HMAS Perth which lost 375 men.
► 1947 – 228 Incident: In Taiwan, civil disorder is put down with the loss of an estimated 30,000 civilians.
► 1948 – Christiansborg Cross-Roads shooting in the Gold Coast, when a British police officer opens fire on a march of ex-servicemen, killing three of them and sparking major riots in Accra.
► 1953 – James D. Watson and Francis Crick announce to friends that they have determined the chemical structure of DNA; the formal announcement takes place on April 25 following publication in April's Nature (pub. April 2).
► 1954 – The first color television sets using the NTSC standard are offered for sale to the general public.
► 1958 – A school bus in Floyd County, Kentucky hits a wrecker truck and plunges down an embankment into the rain-swollen Levisa Fork River. The driver and 26 children die in what remains one of the worst school bus accidents in U.S. history.
► 1959 – Discoverer 1, an American spy satellite that is the first object intended to achieve a polar orbit, is launched. It failed to achieve orbit.
► 1972 – Sino-American relations: The United States and People's Republic of China sign the Shanghai Communiqué.
► 1975 – In London an underground train fails to stop at Moorgate terminus station and crashes into the end of the tunnel, killing 43 people.
► 1980 – Andalusia approves its statute of autonomy through a referendum.
► 1983 – The final episode of M*A*S*H airs, with almost almost 106 million viewers. It still holds the record for the highest viewership of a season finale.
► 1985 – The Provisional Irish Republican Army carries out a mortar attack on the Royal Ulster Constabulary police station at Newry, killing nine officers in the highest loss of life for the RUC on a single day.
► 1986 – Olof Palme, prime minister of Sweden, is assassinated in Stockholm.
► 1991 – The first Gulf War ends.
► 1993 – Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents raid the Branch Davidian church in Waco, Texas with a warrant to arrest the group's leader David Koresh. Four BATF agents and five Davidians die in the initial raid, starting a 51-day standoff.
► 1995 – Former Australian Liberal party leader John Hewson resigns from the Australian parliament almost two years after losing the Australian federal election, 1993.
► 1997 – An earthquake in northern Iran is responsible for about 3,000 deaths.
► 1997 – The North Hollywood shootout takes place, resulting in the injury of 19 people and the deaths of both perpetrators.
► 1997 – GRB 970228, a highly luminous flash of gamma rays, strikes the Earth for 80 seconds, providing early evidence that gamma-ray bursts occur well beyond the Milky Way.
► 1997 – Military Coup in Turkey
► 1998 – First flight of RQ-4 Global Hawk, the first unmanned aerial vehicle certified to file its own flight plans and fly regularly in U.S. civilian airspace.
► 1998 – Kosovo War: Serbian police begin the offensive against the Kosovo Liberation Army in Kosovo.
► 2001 – The Nisqually Earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale hits the Nisqually Valley and the Seattle, Tacoma, and Olympia area of the U.S. state of Washington.
► 2001 – Six passengers and four railway staff are killed and a further 82 people suffer serious injuries in the Selby rail crash.
► 2002 – During the religious violence in Gujarat, the 97 people killed in the Naroda Patiya massacre and 69 in Gulbarg Society massacre.
► 2004 – Over one million Taiwanese participating in the 228 Hand-in-Hand Rally form a 500-kilometre (310 mi) long human chain to commemorate the 228 Incident in 1947
► 2005 – A suicide bombing at a police recruiting centre in Al Hillah, Iraq kills 127.
► 2013 – Pope Benedict XVI resigns as the pope of the Catholic Church becoming the first pope to do so since 1415.

Birthdays today are Henry the Young King, Margaret of Scotland, Michel de Montaigne, Jost Bürgi, Guillaume Delisle, Karl Ernst von Baer, Vyacheslav Ivanovich Ivanov, William McMaster Murdoch, Pierre Fatou, José Vasconcelos, Ben Hecht, Philip Showalter Hench, Wolfram Hirth, Linus Pauling, Zero Mostel, John Montague, Leon Neil Cooper, Bruce Dawe, Gavin MacLeod, John Fahey, Joe South, Brian Jones, Mimsy Farmer, Bubba Smith, Steven Chu, and John Turturro.

Curious what you were wearing a year ago? Check out the 2014-02-28 Caveman's Watch Forum Rollcall.

On the left wrist:

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The Commander.

On the right wrist:

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DIY Watch v. 1.06B.

Have a Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr8! Day me Caveman's Watch Forum Brothers!

Sláinte! Cheers!


Live long and prosper.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/01/2015 12:00PM by Caveman001.
Subject Author Views Posted
ROLLCALL: for 28th February - Car Keys and Small Change Day Caveman001 1747 February 28, 2015 01:49PM
Seiko New Combo jackrobinson 163 February 28, 2015 02:44PM
thumbs up thumbs up on the new strap combo. Cheers! (n/t) JFK3531 108 February 28, 2015 08:55PM
Thank you! (n/t) jackrobinson 114 February 28, 2015 09:10PM
very bold ..I like it WIS Honeymoon (n/t) eshift 86 February 28, 2015 11:50PM
Great combo, super strap! (n/t) Ethan_Mack 148 March 01, 2015 09:48AM
Works great! thumbs up Caveman001 78 March 01, 2015 12:10PM
Mondia Bullhead Chrono Ethan_Mack 236 February 28, 2015 07:30PM
great pics, man (n/t) jackrobinson 137 February 28, 2015 07:42PM
Thanks, Jack Smiles (n/t) Ethan_Mack 91 February 28, 2015 08:37PM
Nice looker. thumbs up JFK3531 121 February 28, 2015 08:57PM
Thanks! It wears very nice, comfortable, planted and unlike... Ethan_Mack 164 March 01, 2015 04:10AM
Thanks. Those dimensions seem very reasonable. JFK3531 116 March 01, 2015 04:32AM
Re: had the impression from the pic that it was significantly thicker >> same here (n/t) jackrobinson 115 March 01, 2015 06:05AM
Re: Im not sure the hour hop is as important to me as good ol' quickset.. Caveman001 131 March 01, 2015 12:24PM
Oh, I dont doubt the usefulness... Ethan_Mack 132 March 01, 2015 11:05PM
Re: During time/date adjustment, the min hand shakes around something fierce.. Caveman001 142 March 02, 2015 12:50AM
Yeah, min simply vibrates a bit as the hour hand advances, its nothing Ethan_Mack 136 March 02, 2015 03:30PM
Not sure why you have Paczki Day listed as today, as that should coincide with Fat Tuesday ... JFK3531 100 February 28, 2015 09:05PM
Re: Paczki jackrobinson 125 February 28, 2015 09:16PM
Paczki Day? I am confused Where'd you see that? I am confused I am confused Caveman001 80 March 01, 2015 12:32PM
olma makeover eshift 147 February 28, 2015 10:50PM
nice 2-tone dial Cool! (n/t) Ethan_Mack 118 March 01, 2015 04:12AM
Classic Style! Woohoo! (n/t) Caveman001 77 March 01, 2015 12:34PM

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