Today in History - February 28

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Sunday, Feb 28 2010 by

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.

Northrop Grumman RQ-4 "Global Hawk" (Birds Eye)
Northrop Grumman RQ-4 "Global Hawk"

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.

Branch Davidian - Mt. Carmel - Feb 28, 1993 (Birds Eye)
Branch Davidian - Mt. Carmel - Feb 28, 1993