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February 28 is celebrated as National Essay Day, promoting intellectual discourse and the power of written words as a tool for expression, awakening, and analysis. It is also National Public Sleeping Day, encouraging rest in our fast-paced lives. Lastly, it is Floral Design Day, a day dedicated to appreciating the captivating beauty of floral arrangements.

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Interesting Facts of February 28th

  1. 1. February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and 306 days remain until the end of the year. In leap years, it is the 60th day of the year with 306 days remaining.
  2. 2. Porsche was founded on this day in 1931 in Stuttgart, Germany by Ferdinand Porsche.
  3. 3. The first ever Daytona 500 race took place in Daytona Beach, Florida in 1959.
  4. 4. Benedict XVI resigned as pope in 2013, becoming the first to do so since Gregory XII in 1415, and the first to do so voluntarily since Celestine V in 1294.
  5. 5. NASA’s Mars rover, Perseverance, performed its first test drive on Mars on February 28, 2021.