Historical Events on February 29, Special Events on This Day

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What Happened on February 1st This Day in History

Year Name
2012 Tokyo Skytree construction completed. It is, as of 2017
2008 The United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence decides to withdraw Prince Harry from a tour of Afghanistan "immediately" after a leak led to his deployment being reported by foreign media.
2008 Misha Defonseca admits to fabricating her memoir, Misha: A Mémoire of the Holocaust Years, in which she claimed to have lived with a pack of wolves in the woods during the Holocaust.
2004 Jean-Bertrand Aristide is removed as President of Haiti following a coup.
2000 Second Chechen War: Eighty-four Russian paratroopers are killed in a rebel attack on a guard post near Ulus Kert.
1996 Faucett Flight 251 crashes in the Andes; all 123 passengers and crew die.
1996 Siege of Sarajevo officially ends.
1992 First day of Bosnia and Herzegovina independence referendum.
1988 South African archbishop Desmond Tutu is arrested along with 100 other clergymen during a five-day anti-apartheid demonstration in Cape Town.
1988 Svend Robinson becomes the first member of the House of Commons of Canada to come out as gay.
1980 Gordie Howe of the then Hartford Whalers makes NHL history as he scores his 800th goal.
1972 Vietnam War: Vietnamization: South Korea withdraws 11,000 of its 48,000 troops from Vietnam.
1964 In Sydney, Australian swimmer Dawn Fraser sets a new world record in the 100-meter freestyle swimming competition (58.9 seconds).
1960 The 5.7 Mw⿯ Agadir earthquake shakes coastal Morocco with a maximum perceived intensity of X (Extreme), destroying Agadir, and leaving 12,000 dead and another 12,000 injured.
1944 World War II: The Admiralty Islands are invaded in Operation Brewer led by American General Douglas MacArthur.
1940 For her performance as "Mammy" in Gone with the Wind, Hattie McDaniel becomes the first African American to win an Academy Award.
1940 Finland initiates Winter War peace negotiations.
1940 In a ceremony held in Berkeley, California, because of the war, physicist Ernest Lawrence receives the 1939 Nobel Prize in Physics from Sweden's Consul General in San Francisco.
1936 February 26 Incident in Tokyo ends.
1920 Czechoslovak National assembly adopted the Constitution.
1916 Tokelau is annexed by the United Kingdom.
1916 Child labor: In South Carolina, the minimum working age for factory, mill, and mine workers is raised from twelve to fourteen years old.
1912 The Piedra Movediza (Moving Stone) of Tandil falls and breaks.
1892 St. Petersburg, Florida is incorporated.
1864 American Civil War: Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid fails: Plans to free 15,000 Union soldiers being held near Richmond, Virginia are thwarted.
1796 The Jay Treaty between the United States and Great Britain comes into force, facilitating ten years of peaceful trade between the two nations.
1768 Polish nobles formed Bar Confederation.
1752 King Alaungpaya founds Konbaung Dynasty, the last dynasty of Burmese monarchy.
1720 Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden abdicates in favour of her husband, who becomes King Frederick I on 24 March.
1712 February 29 is followed by February 30 in Sweden, in a move to abolish the Swedish calendar for a return to the Julian calendar.
1704 Queen Anne's War: French forces and Native Americans stage a raid on Deerfield, Massachusetts Bay Colony, killing 56 villagers and taking more than 100 captive.
1644 Abel Tasman's second Pacific voyage began.
1504 Christopher Columbus uses his knowledge of a lunar eclipse that night to convince Native Americans to provide him with supplies.
Famous People Born on February 29

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Year Name
1692 John Byrom, English poet and educator (d. 1763)
1968 Bryce Paup, American football player and coach
1980 Rubén Plaza, Spanish cyclist
1968 Frank Woodley, Australian actor, producer, and screenwriter
1940 William H. Turner, Jr. American horse trainer
1992 Caitlin EJ Meyer, American actress
1972 Pedro Sánchez, Prime Minister of Spain
1976 Terrence Long, American baseball player
1884 Richard S. Aldrich, American lawyer and politician (d. 1941)
1984 Nuria Martínez, Spanish basketball player
Famous People Deaths On February 29

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Date Name
2004 Kagamisato Kiyoji, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 42nd Yokozuna (b. 1923)
1212 Hōnen, Japanese monk, founded Jōdo-shū (b. 1133)
1968 Tore ÿrjasæter, Norwegian poet and educator (b. 1886)
1908 Pat Garrett, American sheriff (b. 1850)
1928 Ina Coolbrith, American poet and librarian (b. 1841)
2004 Jerome Lawrence, American playwright and author (b. 1915)
2012 Davy Jones, English singer, guitarist and actor (b. 1945)
1980 Yigal Allon, Israeli general and politician, Prime Minister of Israel (b. 1918)
2004 Lorrie Wilmot, South African cricketer (b. 1943)
1960 Melvin Purvis, American police officer and FBI agent (b. 1903)