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Notable Historical Events for February 29th

1980Gordie Howe becomes 1st NHL player to score 800 career goals

1936FDR signs 2nd neutrality act

1784Marquis de Sade transferred from Vincennes fortress to the Bastille

1972Hank Aaron becomes 1st baseball player to sign for $200,000 a year

1504Columbus uses a lunar eclipse to frighten hostile Jamaican Indians

1832Charles Darwin visits jungle near Bahia Brazil

1960JFK makes "missile gap" the presidential campaign issue

1964LBJ reveals US secretly developed the A-11 jet fighter

200476th Academy Awards - "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," Sean Penn & Charlize Theron win

1780The Omicron Delta Omega fraternity was founded by Benjamin Franklin at James Madison University.

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Notable Birthdays on February 29th

1976Ja Rule, American rapper and actor

1840John Philip Holland, Liscannor Ireland, father of the modern submarine

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Notable Deaths on February 29th

1956Elpidio Quirino, 6th President of Philippines (1949-53), dies at 65

1960Melvin Purvis, American FBI Agent, dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at 56

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