February 29 Events in History - February 29 Birthdays - February 29 Deaths



2012 President of Venezuela Hugo Chavez recovers after a tumor is removed from his pelvis
2012 The midwestern United States is hit by tornadoes, killing 12 people
2004 76th Academy Awards Oscar Ceremony, Billy Crystal hosts, Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King sweeps all eleven nominations, including Best Picture, Sean Penn and Charlize Theron win lead acting awards
2000 At least 700 died in flooding in Mozambique
1996 Kenya defeat West Indies (all out 93) in Cricket World Cup
1992 Dawn Coe wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
1992 Professional Spring Football League begins
1988 KWK-FM in St. Louis Missouri changes call letters to WKBG
1988 Mark Greatbatch scores 107* vs. England on Test Cricket debut
1988 New York City Mayor Koch calls Reagan a "WIMP" in the war on drugs
1988 Nazi document implicates Waldheim in WW II deportations
1984 Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau announced he is stepping down
1980 Gordie Howe becomes 1st NHL player to score 800 career goals
1980 Michael Bracey ends 59 h 55 m trapped in an elevator, England
1972 Hank Aaron becomes 1st baseball player to sign for $200,000 a year
1972 Jack Anderson discloses Dita Beard (ITT) memo indicating antitrust charges were dropped for $400,000 contribution to Republican Party
1968 1st pulsar announced (CP 1919 by Jocelyn Burnell at Cambridge)
1968 Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" wins Grammy
1968 Howard Hanson's 6th Symphony, premieres
1968 U.S. end regular flights with nuclear bombs
1968 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1968 National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders (Kerner Comm) reports against racism and demands aid given to blacks
1964 "Rugantino" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 28 performances
1964 Frank Rugani sets badminton shuttlecock distance record, 24.3 m
1964 Lyndon Baines Johnson reveals U.S. secretly developed the A-11 jet fighter
1964 North Carolina high school basketball teams play to 56-54 score in 13 overtime
1960 Bil Keane's "Family Circus" cartoon strip debuts
1960 1st Playboy Club, featuring bunnies, opens in Chicago
1960 Earthquake kills 1/3 of Agadir Morocco population (12,000) in 15 sec
1960 John F. Kennedy makes missile gap the presidential campaign issue
1960 KRET TV channel 23 in Richardson, Texas (PBS) begins broadcasting
1956 Islamic Republic forms in Pakistan
1956 President Eisenhower announces he would seek a 2nd term
1952 Ice Dance Championship at Paris France won by Westwood and Demmy GRB
1952 Ice Pairs Championship at Paris won by Ria Falk and Paul Falk of GER
1952 Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Paris won by Jacqueline du Bief of FRA
1952 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Richard Button USA
1948 Stern-group bomb Cairo-Haifa train, 27 British soldiers died
1944 5 leaders of Indonesia Communist Party sentenced to death
1944 U.S. troop land on Los Negros, Admirality Islands
1940 45 U boats sunk this month (170,000 ton)
1940 Frederic from G and S "Pirates of Penzance" finally released by pirate
1940 'Gone with the Wind' wins 8 Oscars
1940 Hattie McDaniel becomes 1st black woman to win an Oscar
1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt signs 2nd neutrality act
1932 Failed coup attempt by fascist Lapua Movement in Finland
1908 Dutch scientists produce solid helium
1904 Theodore Roosevelt, appoints 7 man committee to study Panama Canal
1892 Britian and U.S. sign treaty on seal hunting in Bering Sea
1880 Gotthard railway tunnel between Switzerland and Italy completed
1868 1st British government of Disraeli forms
1856 Hostilities in Russo-Turkish War cease
1848 Neufchatel declares independence of Switzerland
1836 Giacomo Meyerbeers opera "Les Huguenots," premieres in Paris
1832 Charles Darwin visits jungle near Bahia Brazil
1816 Dutch King Willem II marries Russian grand-duchess Anna Paulowna
1796 Jay's Treaty proclaimed, settles some differences with England
1784 Marquis de Sade transferred from Vincennes fortress to the Bastille
1720 Queen Ulrica Eleonora of Sweden resigns
1704 French and Indians attack Deerfield, Massachusetts, kill 50, abduct 100
1692 Sarah Good and Tituba, an Indian servant, accused of witchcraft, Salem
1504 Columbus uses a lunar eclipse to frighten hostile Jamaican Indians











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