Historical Events on 29th February

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1504 - Columbus uses a lunar eclipse to frighten hostile Jamaican Indians
1692 - Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne & Tituba, an Indian servant first people to be accused of witchcraft in Salem Mass.
1696 - English ex-premier Earl Danby accused of corruption
1704 - French & Indians attack Deerfield, Mass, kill 50, abduct 100
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.
1720 - Queen Ulrica Eleonora of Sweden resigns
1780 - The Omicron Delta Omega fraternity was founded by Benjamin Franklin at James Madison University.
1784 - Marquis de Sade transferred from Vincennes fortress to the Bastille
1796 - Jay's Treaty proclaimed, settles some differences with England
1832 - Charles Darwin visits jungle near Bahia Brazil
1836 - Giacomo Meyerbeers opera "Les Huguenots," premieres in Paris
1848 - Neufchatel declares independence of Switzerland
1856 - Hostilities in Russo-Turkish War cease
1868 - 1st British government of Disraeli forms
1880 - Gotthard railway tunnel between Switzerland & Italy completed
Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist Charles Darwin 1892 - Britain & US sign treaty on seal hunting in Bering Sea
1892 - St. Petersburg, Florida is incorporated.
1904 - Theodore Roosevelt, appoints 7-man Panama Canal Commission to proceed with completing a canal at the Isthmus
1908 - Dutch scientists produce solid helium
1920 - Trying to maintain independence from Germany and the USSR, Czechoslovakia adopts a constitution
1932 - Failed coup attempt by fascist Lapua Movement in Finland
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.
1936 - FDR signs 2nd neutrality act
1940 - 45 U boats sunk this month (170,000 ton)
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1940 - Frederic from G & 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
1940 - 12th Academy Awards - "Gone with the Wind," Robert Donat & Vivien Leigh win
1940 - Finland initiates Winter War peace negotiations
1944 - 5 leaders of Indonesia Communist Party sentenced to death
1944 - US troop land on Los Negros, Admirality Islands
1944 - Karol Wojtyla, future Pope John Paul II, is run down and injured by a Nazi truck in Krakow
1948 - Stern-group bomb Cairo-Haifa train, 27 British soldiers died
1952 - Ice Dance Championship at Paris France won by Westwood & Demmy GRB
1952 - Ice Pairs Championship at Paris won by Ria Falk & Paul Falk of GER
1952 - Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Paris won by Jacqueline du Bief of FRA
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 1952 - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Richard Button USA
1952 - The island of Heligoland is restored to German authority.
1956 - Islamic Republic forms in Pakistan
1956 - President Eisenhower announces he would 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 sec
1960 - JFK makes "missile gap" the presidential campaign issue
1960 - KRET TV channel 23 in Richardson, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
1964 - "Rugantino" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 28 performances
1964 - Frank Rugani sets badminton shuttlecock distance record, 24.3 m
1964 - LBJ reveals US secretly developed the A-11 jet fighter
1964 - NC high school basketball teams play to 56-54 score in 13 overtime
1968 - 1st pulsar announced (CP 1919 by Jocelyn Burnell at Cambridge)
36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson 1968 - Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" wins Grammy
1968 - Howard Hanson's 6th Symphony, premieres
1968 - US end regular flights with nuclear bombs
1968 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1968 - National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders (Kerner Comm) reports against racism & demands aid given to blacks
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
1976 - ABC-TV broadcast premiere of 1965's hit "The Sound of Music"
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
1984 - Pierre Trudeau announces he is stepping down after 15 years as Canadian Prime Minister
Prime Minister of Canada Pierre TrudeauPrime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau 1988 - KWK-FM in St Louis Missouri changes call letters to WKBG
1988 - Mark Greatbatch scores 107* v England on Test Cricket debut
1988 - NYC Mayor Koch calls Reagan a "WIMP" in the war on drugs
1988 - Nazi document implicates Waldheim in WW II deportations
1992 - Dawn Coe wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
1992 - Professional Spring Football League begins
1996 - Kenya defeat West Indies (all out 93) in Cricket World Cup
1996 - Soyuz TM-23, lands
2004 - Jean-Bertrand Aristide resigns as President of Haiti following popular rebel uprising.
2004 - 76th Academy Awards - "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," Sean Penn & Charlize Theron win

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