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February 29th In Pop Culture History

Bachelors Day
Leap Day (Leap Year Day)
National Underlings Day

46 BC - Julius Caesar declared the first Leap Day.

1288 - The concept of allowing women to propose marriage to men may have begun, in Scotland.

1692 - The first witches were arrested in Salem Massachusetts.

1936 - Baby Snooks, played by Fanny Brice, debuted on the radio show The Ziegfeld Follies of the Air.

1940 - Hattie McDaniel became the first African American to win an Academy Award, for her role as Mammy in Gone With The Wind. It won 8 Oscars overall.

1944 - Dorothy McElroy Vredenburgh of Alabama became the first woman to be appointed secretary of a national political party. She was appointed to the Democratic National Committee.

February 29, 1948 Birthday (fictional) Gary/Jerry/Larry Gergich, Parks & Recreation, TV

1960 (Eathquake) Agadir , Morocca, killed over 3,000 people.

1960 - The Family Circus comic strip by Bil Keane debuted.

1960 - The first Playboy Club opened, in Chicago.

February 29, 19** Birthday (fictional) Kal-El, Superman, DC Comics

1992 - # 1 Hit February 29, 1992 - March 20, 1992: Mr. Big - To Be With You

February 29th Celebrity Birthdays

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Jimmy Dorsey (1904)
Dinah Shore (1916)
Arthur Franz (1920)
James Mitchell (1920)
Michele Morgan (1920)
Joss Ackland (1928)
Alex Rocco (1936)
Gretchen Christopher (1940)
David Briggs (1944)
Phyllis Frelich (1944)
Dennis Farina (1944)
Randy Jackson (1956)
Aileen Wuornos (1956, d.2002)
Ian MacKenzie Anderson (1960)
Tony Robbins (1960)
Joe Hummel (1960)
Khaled (1960)
Richard Ramirez (1960)
Jahred Shane (1964)
Frank Woodley (1968)
Antoniao Sabato Jr (1972)
Dave Williams (1972, d.2002)
Ja Rule (1976)
Emma Barton (1976)
Chris Conley (1980)

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