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

1784Marquis de Sade transferred from Vincennes fortress to the Bastille

1904Theodore Roosevelt, appoints 7-man Panama Canal Commission to proceed with completing a canal at the Isthmus

1936FDR signs 2nd neutrality act

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

1504Columbus uses a lunar eclipse to frighten hostile Jamaican Indians

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

1832Charles Darwin visits jungle near Bahia Brazil

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

1988NYC Mayor Koch calls Reagan a "WIMP" in the war on drugs

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Notable Birthdays on February 29th

1976Ja Rule, American rapper and actor

1736Ann Lee, Manchester England, American founder of Shakers (d. 1784)

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Notable Deaths on February 29th

2012Davy Jones, English musician, dies from heart attack at 66

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

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