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What Happened on February 29th This Day in History

Year Name
2020 Joe Biden wins the South Carolina primary election.
2020 South Korea reports a record total of 3,150 confirmed cases of COVID-19 during the pandemic.
2020 During a demonstration, pro-government colectivos shoot at disputed President and Speaker of the National Assembly Juan Guaidó and his supporters in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, leaving five injured.[37]
2020 The United States and the Taliban sign the Doha Agreement for bringing peace to Afghanistan.
2016 At least 40 people are killed and 58 others wounded following a suicide bombing by ISIL at a Shi'ite funeral in the city of Miqdadiyah, Diyala.
2012 North Korea agrees to suspend uranium enrichment and nuclear and long-range missile tests in return for US food aid.
2008 The United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence withdraws Prince Harry from a tour of Afghanistan after news of his deployment is leaked to foreign media.
2008 Misha Defonseca admits to fabricating her memoir, Misha: A Mémoire of the Holocaust Years, in which she claims 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 Chechens attack a guard post near Ulus Kert, eventually killing 84 Russian paratroopers during the Second Chechen War.
1996 Faucett Flight 251 crashes in the Andes; all 123 passengers and crew are killed.
1996 The 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.
1984 Pierre Trudeau announces his retirement as Liberal Party leader and Prime Minister of Canada.
1980 Gordie Howe of the Hartford Whalers makes NHL history as he scores his 800th goal.
1972 South Korea withdraws 11,000 of its 48,000 troops from Vietnam as part of Nixon's Vietnamization policy in the Vietnam War.
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 The Admiralty Islands are invaded in Operation Brewer, led by American general Douglas MacArthur, in World War II.
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, physicist Ernest Lawrence receives the 1939 Nobel Prize in Physics from Sweden's consul general in San Francisco.
1936 The February 26 Incident in Tokyo ends.
1920 The Czechoslovak National Assembly adopts the Constitution.
1916 Tokelau is annexed by the United Kingdom.
1916 In South Carolina, the minimum working age for factory, mill, and mine workers is raised from 12 to 14 years old.
1912 The Piedra Movediza (Moving Stone) of Tandil falls and breaks.
1892 St. Petersburg, Florida is incorporated.
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 form the Bar Confederation.
1720 Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden abdicates in favour of her husband, who becomes King Frederick I on March 24.
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 In 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 begins as he leaves Batavia in command of three ships.[3]
1504 Christopher Columbus uses his knowledge of a lunar eclipse that night to convince Jamaican natives to provide him with supplies.
Famous People Born on February 29

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Year Name
1904 Jimmy Dorsey, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1957)
1936 Henri Richard, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2020)
1972 Pedro Sánchez, Prime Minister of Spain
1932 Gavin Stevens, Australian cricketer
1904 Pepper Martin, American baseball player and manager (d. 1965)
1980 Simon Gagné, Canadian ice hockey player
1964 Lyndon Byers, Canadian ice hockey player and radio host
1988 Benedikt Höwedes, German footballer
1916 James B. Donovan, American lawyer (d. 1970)
1924 Al Rosen, American baseball player and manager (d. 2015)
Famous People Deaths On February 29

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Date Name
1920 Ernie Courtney, American baseball player (b. 1875)
1604 John Whitgift, English archbishop and academic (b. 1530)
1972 Tom Davies, American football player and coach (b. 1896)
1904 Henri Joseph Anastase Perrotin, French astronomer (b. 1845)
1592 Alessandro Striggio, Italian composer and diplomat (b. 1536/1537)
992 Oswald of Worcester, Anglo-Saxon archbishop and saint (b. 925)
1964 Frank Albertson, American actor and singer (b. 1909)
1960 Melvin Purvis, American police officer and FBI agent (b. 1903)
1976 Florence P. Dwyer, American politician (b. 1902)
1984 Ludwik Starski, Polish screenwriter and songwriter (b. 1903)