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February 28, 1818 New York passes a bill requiring state banks to pay debt in United States notes or specie (hard currency).
Panic of 1819
February 28, 1821 House passes the public land debt relief bill. Most of the opposition comes from the North, where few had engaged in the speculation that created the problem
February 28, 1825 Quincy Adams Gillmore born, Lorain County, Ohio.
Quincy A. Gillmore
February 28, 1827 The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad is chartered
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
February 28, 1859 Arkansas passes legislation requiring free blacks to chose between exile or slavery
February 28, 1861 North Carolina voters reject the call for a secessionist convention by 651 votes.
February 28, 1862 Ford closes the theater for renovation
February 28, 1862 April 8, 1862 The Battle of New Madrid / Island No. 10
After withdrawing from New Madrid Confederates control Island No. 10, blocking shipping on the Mississippi. Over 5,000 Confederate soldiers on the island surrender to Major General John Pope on April 8.
February 28, 1863 At Ft. McAllister, federal gunships including the ironclad U. S. S.
Montauk moved up the Ogeechee River to destroy the Rattlesnake, a Confederate privateer also known as the Nashville before it was decommissioned
February 28, 1863 Work begins on rebuilding Ford's Theater after a fire
Ford's Theater Ongoing on this day: