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February 29th - holidays
  • Christian Feast Day: Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • The fourth day of Ayyám-i-Há (Bahá'í Faith) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
February 29th - events
  • 2004 - Jean-Bertrand Aristide resigns as President of Haiti following popular rebel uprising. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1996 - Faucett Flight 251 crashes in the Andes, killing 123 people. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1988 - South African archbishop Desmond Tutu is arrested along with 100 clergymen during a five-day anti-apartheid demonstration in Cape Town Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1988 - Svend Robinson becomes the first member of the Canadian House of Commons to come out as gay. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1984 - Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau announces he will retire as soon as the Liberals can elect another leader. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1980 - Gordie Howe of the then Hartford Whalers makes NHL history as he scores his 800th goal. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1972 - Vietnam War: Vietnamization – South Korea withdraws 11,000 of its 48,000 troops from Vietnam. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1972 - Hank Aaron becomes the first player in the history of Major League Baseball to sign a $200,000 contract. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1964 - In Sydney, Australian swimmer Dawn Fraser sets a new world record in the 100-meter freestyle swimming competition (58.9 seconds). Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1960 - An earthquake in Morocco kills over 3,000 people and nearly destroys Agadir in the southern part of the country. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1960 - Family Circus makes its debut. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1956 - U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower announces to the nation that he is running for a second term. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1952 - The island of Heligoland is restored to German authority. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1944 - World War II: The Admiralty Islands are invaded in Operation Brewer led by American General Douglas MacArthur. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1940 - For her role as Mammy in Gone with the Wind, Hattie McDaniel becomes the first African American to win an Academy Award. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1940 - Finland initiates Winter War peace negotiations Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1940 - In a ceremony held in Berkeley, California, because of the war, physicist Ernest Lawrence receives the 1939 Nobel Prize in Physics from Sweden's Consul General in San Francisco. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1936 - Baby Snooks, played by Fanny Brice, debuts on the radio program The Ziegfeld Follies of the Air. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1932 - TIME magazine features eccentric American politician William "Alfalfa" Murray on its cover after Murray stated his intention to run for President of the United States. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1916 - Child labor: In South Carolina, the minimum working age for factory, mill, and mine workers is raised from twelve to fourteen years old. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1892 - St. Petersburg, Florida is incorporated. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1864 - American Civil War: Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid fails – plans to free 15,000 Union soldiers being held near Richmond, Virginia are thwarted. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1720 - Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden abdicates in favour of her husband, who becomes King Frederick I. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1712 - February 29 is followed by February 30 in Sweden, in a move to abolish the Swedish calendar for a return to the Old style. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1704 - Queen Anne's War: French forces and Native Americans stage a raid on Deerfield, Massachusetts, killing 100 men, women, and children. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1504 - Christopher Columbus uses his knowledge of a lunar eclipse that night to convince Native Americans to provide him with supplies. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
February 29th - births
  • 1988 - Scott Golbourne, English footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1988 - Benedikt Höwedes, German footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1988 - Bobby Sanguinetti, American ice hockey player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1984 - Darren Ambrose, English footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1984 - Cullen Jones, American swimmer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1984 - Nuria Martinez, Spanish basketball player WNBA Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1984 - Adam Sinclair, Indian field hockey player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1984 - Dennis Walger, German rugby player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1984 - Cam Ward, Canadian ice hockey player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1980 - Simon Gagné, Canadian ice hockey player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1980 - Taylor Twellman, American soccer player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1980 - Clinton Toopi, New Zealand rugby league footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1980 - Chris Conley, American musician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1980 - Justin Meacham, American bassist (Avenged Sevenfold) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1980 - Ruben Plaza, Spanish cyclist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1980 - Michail Mouroutsos, Greek Olympic taekwondo gold medalist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1976 - Katalin Kovács, Hungarian sprint canoer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1976 - Ja Rule, American rapper and actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1976 - Terrence Long, American baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1976 - Zoë Baker, New Zealand swimmer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1972 - Antonio Sabŕto, Jr., Italian-born actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1972 - Dave Williams, American singer (Drowning Pool) (d. 2002) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1972 - Saul Williams, American rapper, poet, and actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1972 - Pedro Zamora, Cuban-born American Real World housemate and AIDS activist (d. 1994) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1972 - Iván García, Cuban athlete Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1968 - Naoko Iijima, Japanese actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1968 - Gonzalo Lira, Chilean-American novelist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1968 - Bryce Paup, American football player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1968 - Wendi Peters, British actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1968 - Eugene Volokh, American law professor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1968 - Frank Woodley, Australian comedian Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1968 - Suanne Braun, South African actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1968 - Chucky Brown, American basketball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1968 - Pete Fenson, American curler Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1964 - Lyndon Byers, Canadian hockey player and Boston radio personality Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1964 - Mervyn Warren, American film & TV composer and musician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1960 - Khaled, Algerian raď musician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1960 - Richard Ramirez, American serial killer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1960 - Tony Robbins, American motivational speaker Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1956 - Jonathan Coleman, Anglo-Australian entertainer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1956 - Bob Speller, Canadian politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1956 - Aileen Wuornos, American serial killer (d. 2002) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1956 - J. Randy Taraborrelli, American celebrity journalist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1956 - Jerry Fry, American baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1952 - Sharon Dahlonega Raiford Bush, American television personality Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1952 - Tim Powers, American writer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1952 - Raisa Smetanina, Russian cross-country skier Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1952 - Bart Stupak, American congressman Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1948 - Jir? Akagawa, Japanese novelist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1948 - Ken Foree, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1944 - Phyllis Frelich, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1944 - Dennis Farina, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1944 - Paolo Eleuteri Serpieri, Italian illustrator Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1944 - Ene Ergma, Estonian politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1940 - Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1940 - William H. Turner, Jr. American horse trainer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1936 - Jack Lousma, American astronaut Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1936 - Henri Richard, Canadian ice hockey player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1936 - Alex Rocco, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1932 - Jaguar, Brazilian cartoonist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1932 - Gene Golub, American mathematician (d. 2007) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1932 - Masten Gregory, American F1 Driver (d. 1985) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1932 - Reri Grist, African-American coloratura soprano Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1928 - Joss Ackland, English actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1928 - Vance Haynes, American archaeologist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1928 - Terry Lewis, Australian police commissioner Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1928 - Tempest Storm, American burlesque performer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1924 - Al Rosen, American baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1924 - David Beattie, New Zealand Governor-General (d. 2001) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1924 - Carlos Humberto Romero, President of El Salvador Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1920 - Arthur Franz, American actor (d. 2006) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1920 - James Mitchell, American actor (d. 2010) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1920 - Michčle Morgan, French actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1920 - Howard Nemerov, American poet (d. 1991) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1920 - Ivan Ivanovich Petrov, Russian operatic bass (d. 2003) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1916 - Dinah Shore, American singer and actress (d. 1994) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1908 - Balthus, French-Polish painter (d. 2001) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1908 - Dee Brown, American writer (d. 2002) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1908 - Alf Gover, English cricketer (d. 2001) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1904 - Jimmy Dorsey, American bandleader (d. 1957) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1904 - Pepper Martin, baseball player (d. 1965) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1904 - Rukmini Devi Arundale, Indian dancer and founder of Kalakshetra (d. 1986) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1904 - Wolfe+585, Senior (alleged date), German-born American typesetter who has the longest personal name ever used (death year unknown) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1896 - Morarji Desai, Prime Minister of India (d. 1995) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1896 - William A. Wellman, American film director (d. 1975) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1860 - Herman Hollerith, American statistician (d. 1929) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1852 - Frank Gavan Duffy, Australian judge (d. 1936) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1840 - John Philip Holland, Irish inventor (d. 1914) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1812 - Sir James Wilson, Premier of Tasmania (d. 1880) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1792 - Gioachino Rossini, Italian composer (d. 1868) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1736 - Ann Lee, American founder of Shakers (d. 1784) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1724 - Eva Marie Veigel, ballet dancer and wife of actor David Garrick (d. 1822) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1692 - John Byrom, English poet (d. 1763) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1468 - Pope Paul III (d. 1549) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook

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