1900, 28 February
General Sir Redvers Henry Buller's troops relieve British forces at Ladysmith they have been under siege by the Boers since 2 November 1899.
1922, 28 February
Egypt is declared a sovereign state by Britain.
1936, 28 February
Italian forces take Mt. Alaji in Abyssinia, avenging the massacre of 1895.
1959, 28 February
United Arab Republic and Britain agree on a settlement following the Suez crisis.
1974, 28 February
In a futile attempt to appease widespread strikes and army mutinies, Haile Selassie appoints a new premier in Ethiopia.
1995, 28 February
UN peacekeeping forces, mainly Bangladeshis and Pakistanis, are withdraw from Somalia ending international involvement in the country.