February 29, 1968 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • 1st pulsar announced (CP 1919 by Jocelyn Burnell at Cambridge)
  • National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders (Kerner Comm) reports against racism & demands aid given to blacks
  • US end regular flights with nuclear bombs
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Birthdays in History

  • Eugene Volokh, American law professor
  • Gonzalo Lira, Chilean-American novelist
  • Pete Fenson, American curler

Deaths in History

  • Tore Ørjasæter, Norwegian poet (b. 1886)