On This Day

What Happened on February 29, 1836

Historical Events

  • Giacomo Meyerbeers opera "Les Huguenots," premieres in Paris

Famous Birthdays

  • Dickey Pearce, American baseball shortstop (pioneer shortstop position; introduced bunt) and manager (NY Mutuals, St. Louis Brown Stockings), born in Brooklyn, NY (d. 1908)
1836 Highlights

About February 29, 1836

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 185 years, 3 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Pisces