On This Day

What Happened on February 29, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Hank Aaron becomes 1st baseball player to sign for $200,000 a year

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • Jack Anderson discloses Dita Beard (ITT) memo indicating antitrust charges were dropped for $400,000 contribution to Republican Party

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