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February 28, 1732 The final eighth of Georgia is conferred to the Trustees, coming from Lord Carteret.
February 28, 1863 Confederate ship "Nashville" sunk in the Ogeechee River by Union ironclad
  Civil War - 1863
February 28, 1864 The CSS Nashville is sunk off Genesis Point on the Great Ogeechee River (near Fort McAllister)
  Civil War - 1864
February 28, 1874 City limits of Atlanta expanded to 1.5 miles from the Zero Mile Post
February 28, 1922 Georgia Railway and Power licenses the radio call letters WGM
February 28, 1940 Joseph Alfred Souter ("Joe South") born, Atlanta, Georgia.
February 28, 1952 U. S. Senator from Georgia Richard B. Russell announces his candidacy for President of the United States.
  Richard B. Russell, Jr.
February 28, 1957 Cindy Wilson, lead singer of the B-52's, born in Athens
February 28, 1971 Atlanta Airport is renamed William B. Hartsfield Atlanta Airport
February 28, 2007 Police receive hundreds of tips after releasing closed circuit photos of the Barbie Bandits. One man identifies the girls as strippers "Charli" (Heather Lyn Johnston) and "Adrianne" (Ashley Nicole Miller).
  Barbie Bandits
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