29th February, on this day

468 St Hilary ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1504 Columbus uses a lunar eclipse to frighten hostile Native Americans
1692 Sarah Good and Tituba, an Indian servant, accused of witchcraft, Salem
1696 English ex-premier Earl Danby accused of corruption
1704 Queen Anne's War: French forces and Native Americans stage a raid on Deerfield, Massachusetts, killing 100 men, women, and children.
1720 Queen Ulrica Eleonora of Sweden abdicatess in favour of her husband, who becomes King Frederick
1784 Marquis de Sade transferred from Vincennes fortress to the Bastille
1796 Jay Treaty proclaimed, settles some differences with England
1816 Dutch (King) Willem II marries Russian grand-duchess Anna Paulowna
1832 Charles Darwin visits jungle near Bahia, Brazil
1836 Giacomo Meyerbeer's (Jakob Liebmann Beer) opera "Les Huguenots" premieres in Paris (Théâtre de l'Opéra, Paris)
1848 Neufchatel declares independence of Switzerland
1856 Hostilities in Russo-Turkish War cease
1864 Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid fails - Plans to free 15,000 Union soldiers being held near Richmond, Virginia are thwarted.
1868 1st British government of Disraeli forms
1880 Gotthard railway tunnel between Switzerland and Italy opens
1892 Britain and US sign treaty on seal hunting in Bering Sea
1904 Theodore Roosevelt, appoints 7 man committee to study Panamá Canal
1908 Dutch scientists produce solid helium
1932 Failed coup attempt by fascist Lapua Movement in Finland
1936 Emperor Hirohito orders the Japanese army to arrest 123 conspirators in Tokyo government offices - 19 of them are executed in July
1936 FDR signs 2nd neutrality act
1940 "Gone with the Wind" wins 8 Oscars
1940 Hattie McDaniel, Mammy in Gone with the Wind, becomes 1st black woman to win an Oscar
1944 5 leaders of Indonesia Communist Party sentenced to death
1944 The Admiralty Islands are invaded by U.S. forces in the Battle of Los Negros and Operation Brewer
1948 Stern-group bomb Cairo-Haifa train, 27 British soldiers died
1952 The island of Heligoland is restored to German authority.
1956 Islamic Republic established in Pakistan
1956 President Eisenhower announces he will seek a 2nd term
1960 1st Playboy Club, featuring bunnies, opens in Chicago
1960 Earthquake kills 1/3 of Agadir Morocco population (12,000) in 15 seconds
1960 JFK makes "missile gap" the Presidential campaign issue
1964 LBJ reveals US secretly developed the A-11 jet fighter capable of sustained flight at more than 2,000 miles per hour and of altitudes of more than 70,000 feet
1968 1st pulsar discovered (CP 1919 by Jocelyn Burnell at Cambridge)
1968 Beatles' "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" wins Grammy
1968 National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders (Kerner Commission) reports against racism and demands aid given to blacks
1968 Howard Hanson's 6th Symphony, premieres
1968 US end regular flights with nuclear bombs
1968 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1972 Jack Anderson discloses Dita Beard (ITT) memo indicating antitrust charges were dropped for $400,000 contribution to Republican Party
1972 South Korea withdraws 11,000 of its 48,000 troops from Vietnam.
1980 Michael Bracey ends 59 hours 55 minutes trapped in an elevator, England
1984 Canadian PM Pierre Elliott Trudeau announced he is stepping down
1988 Nazi document implicates Waldheim in WWII deportations
1988 NYC Mayor Koch calls Reagan a "WIMP" in the war on drugs
1988 South African archbishop Desmond Tutu is arrested along with 100 clergymen during a five-day anti-apartheid demonstration in Cape Town
1996 Siege of Sarajevo ends
1996 Novelist Joan Collins awarded US $1 million from Random House for breach of contract.
1996 A Peruvian Boeing 737 crashes in the Andes, killing 123 people.
2000 Six year old Dedrick Owens shoots and kills Kayla Rolland, also six years old, at Theo J. Buell Elementary School in Mount Morris Township, Michigan.
2004 Jean-Bertrand Aristide resigns as President of Haiti following popular rebel uprising.


Birthdates which occurred on 29th February :

1468 Paul III last Renaissance pope (1534-49)
1692 Edward Cave England, printer (Gentlemen's Magazine)
1696 Esprit Joseph Antoine Blanchard composer
1728 Robert Bage English writer (Criticism by Peter Faulkner)
1736 Anna Lee Manchester England, founder (Shaker movement in America)
1784 Franz von Klenze German architect (Hermitage, St-Petersburg)
1792 Gioacchino Rossini Pesaro Italy, composer (Barber of Seville)
1792 Karl Ernst von Baler Russia, naturalist (discovered human ovum)
1796 [Lambert] Adolphe J Quetelet Belgian astronomer/meteorology
1812 Hermann Hirschboch German composer
1820 Adolf Schimon composer
1828 Antonio Guzman Blanco President of Venezuela
1840 John Philip Holland Liscannor Ireland, pioneer in submarine building
1852 Frederic Hymen Cowen composer
1860 Herman Hollerith inventor (1st electric tabulating machine)
1884 Alfred Sendrey composer
1896 William W Wellman Brookline MA, director (Star is Born)
1896 Omer C F L Tulippe Belgian geographer
1896 Ranchhodji Morarji Desai premier of India (1977-79)
1896 Stanley Swash CEO (Woolworths)
1896 Wladimir Rudolfovich Vogel composer
1900 Yórgos Seféris [Seferi dis], Greek diplomat/poet (Strofi)
1904 Adolph Blaine Charles David Earl Frederick Gerald Hubert Irvin John Kenneth Lloyd Martin Nero Oliver Paul Quincy Randolph Sherman Thomas Uncas Victor William Xerxes Yancy Zeus Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenberdorft Sr near Hamburg, Germany; had a Christian name for every letter in the alphabet, shortened it to Mr Wolfe Plus 585 Sr
1904 Jimmy Dorsey Shenandoah PA, orchestra leader (Stage Show)
1904 John "Pepper" Martin baseballer (NL stolen base leader 1933,34,36)
1904 Alan Richardson composer
1908 Alf Gover cricketer (bowled in 4 Tests for England/famous coach)
1908 Balthus painter (Valerie)
1920 Arthur Franz Perth Amboy NJ, actor (Invaders From Mars, Young Lions)
1920 James Mitchell Sacramento CA, actor (Palmer-All My Children)
1920 Louise Wood director of Girl Scouts of USA (1961-72)
1920 Michele Morgan actress (Bluebeard, Joan of Paris)
1924 David Beattie British Governor-General of New Zealand
1924 Otto Hutter physiologist
1928 Alan Loveday British violinist
1928 Joss Ackland London England, actor (Queenie, To Kill a Priest)
1928 McHenry Boatwright signer
1932 Gavin Stevens cricket (Australian bat on 59-60 India/Pakistan tour)
1936 Alex Rocco actor (Blue Knight, Stanley, Stunt Man)
1936 Alwin Schockemohle Germany, equestrian jumper (Olympics-gold-1976)
1936 Henri "Rocket" Richard NHL center (Montréal Canadiens)
1936 Jack R Lousma Grand Rapids MI, Colonel USMC/astronaut (Skylab 3, STS-3)
1940 Gretchen Christopher Olympia WA, American Pop Singer/Songwriter, Founder and Female Lead of The Fleetwoods (Come Softly To Me, Mr Blue)
1944 David Briggs record producer
1944 Dennis Farina Chicago IL, actor (Mike Torello-Crime Story)
1944 Phyllis Frelich Devil's Lake ND, actor (Love is Never Silent)
1948 Nikolai Pimenov USSR, coxless pair rowers (Olympics-silver-1976)
1948 Yuri Pimenov USSR, coxless pair rowers (Olympics-silver-1976)
1948 Patricia [Anne] McKillip US, sci-fi author (Fool's Run)
1952 Bart Stupak (Representative-D-MI)
1952 Raisa Smetanina USSR, cross country skier (Olympics-gold-1976, 80, 92)
1952 Raul Gonzalez Mexican 50K speed walker (world record)
1952 Tim[othy] Powers US, sci-fi author (Epitaph in Rust, Night Moves)
1956 Randy Jackson rocker (Zebra-Tell Me What You Want)
1964 Henrik Sundstrom Sweden, tennis star
1964 James RB Ogilvy son of English princess Alexandra
1968 Bryce Paup NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers, Buffalo Bills)
1968 Cary Conklin NFL quarterback (San Francisco 49ers)
1968 Chucky Brown NBA forward (Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks)
1972 Antonio Sabato Jr actor (Jagger Cates-General Hospital)
1972 Chris Devine Allentown PA, diver (Olympics-96)
1972 Cyrus Beasley Rowe NY, rower (Olympics-1996)
1972 Fabien Bownes NFL wide receiver (Chicago Bears)
1972 Mark Farraway CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)
1976 Bryan Gillooly Auburn NY, diver (Olympics-96)


Deaths which occurred on February 29th:
0468 St Hilary [Pope Hilarius] Catholic Pope (461-468), dies
0642 Oswald English missionaries/saint, dies in battle
1528 Patrick Hamilton Scottish protestant martyr, burned at stake
1604 John Whitgift Archbishop of Canterbury (1583-1604), dies at about 74
1844 Thaddaus Weigl composer, dies at 67
1852 John Landseer printer/engraver (Royal Academy), dies
1868 [Charles] Louis I [Augustus] King of Bavaria (L Montez), dies at 81
1916 Edward H J Keurvels Flemish conductor/composer (Parisina), dies at 62
1928 Adolphe Appia Swiss set designer/theorist, dies at 65
1928 Armando V Diaz Italian marshal/minister of War (1922-24), dies at 66
1932 "Big Ed" Morris pitcher (Boston Red Sox), dies
1940 Edward Frederic Benson novelist, dies
1956 Elpidio Quirino President of Philippines (1949-53), dies at 65
1964 Frank Albertson actor (Chico & Man, Room Service), dies at 55
1964 Victor van Straelen Flemish biologist/paleontologist, dies at 74
1980 Yigol Alton Israeli Foreign Minister, dies at 61
1984 Roland Culver actor (Thunderball), dies of heart problems at 83
1992 Earl Scheib CEO (Earl Scheib Auto Paint), dies at 85
1992 Johnny Mack British actor (Time Lord-Dr Who), dies at 70
1996 Duncan Stuart Wilson Fighter pilot-MacDonald dies at 83
1996 Joe Minogue journalist, dies at 72
1996 John Grant Rear Admiral, dies at 87
1996 Wes Farrell songwriter, dies at 56

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