This day in history - February 29

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What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, February 29, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on February 29 surrounded events relating to the Use of the 1504 Eclipse by Columbus, Beginning of Abel Tasman's Second Pacific Voyage, 1704 Deerfield Raid, Incorporation of St. Petersburg, Florida, Conclusion of the February 26 Incident, First Academy Award Won by an African American, Admiralty Islands Campaign, Arrest of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Other Church Leaders, Faucett Flight 251 and Death of Davy Jones. Many famous people were associated with these critical events including Christopher Columbus, Abel Tasman, Jean-Baptiste Hertel de Rouville, John C. Williams, Peter Demens, Shiro Nonaka, Hattie McDaniel, Douglas MacArthur, Desmond Tutu, Unfortunately Not Recorded and Davy Jones.

Use of the 1504 Eclipse by Columbus - February 29, 1504: On this day in history, February 29, 1504, important events took place today in Jamaica, surrounding the Use of the 1504 Eclipse by Columbus. While stranded in Jamaica, Christopher Columbus was reliant on food supplies from the natives. When the supplies were witheld due to his crew stealing and cheating, Columbus used the eclipse to convince the natives of his God's displeasure, thus assuring the resumption of supplies. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 29, 1504 were Christopher Columbus. Facts on this day in History February 29: Events on this day in history: Use of the 1504 Eclipse by Columbus *** Date: February 29, 1504 *** Place: Jamaica *** Category: Exploration *** Historical Period: 16th Century *** This day in history ***

Beginning of Abel Tasman's Second Pacific Voyage - February 29, 1644: On this day in history, February 29, 1644, significant events took place today in Pacific Ocean, respecting the Beginning of Abel Tasman's Second Pacific Voyage. Dutch explorer Abel Tasman worked for the Dutch East India Company. He set out on his second Pacific Voyage on February 29, 1644. During this voyage he mapped the north coast of Australia. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 29, 1644 were Abel Tasman. Facts on this day in History February 29: Events on this day in history: Beginning of Abel Tasman's Second Pacific Voyage *** Date: February 29, 1644 *** Place: Pacific Ocean *** Category: Exploration *** Historical Period: 17th Century *** This day in history ***

1704 Deerfield Raid - February 29, 1704: On this day in history, February 29, 1704, important events took place today in Massachussetts, North America, in respect of the 1704 Deerfield Raid. On February 29, 1704, during what was known as Queen Anne's War, Native American and French forces, led by Jean-Baptiste Hertel de Rouville, launched an attack on the English settlement of Deerfield. 47 settlers were killed and more than a hundred were captured and taken to Canada. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 29, 1704 were Jean-Baptiste Hertel de Rouville. Facts on this day in History February 29: Events on this day in history: 1704 Deerfield Raid *** Date: February 29, 1704 *** Place: Massachussetts, North America *** Category: War *** Historical Period: 18th Century *** This day in history ***

Incorporation of St. Petersburg, Florida - February 29, 1892: On this day in history, February 29, 1892, significant events took place today in Florida, USA, respecting the Incorporation of St. Petersburg, Florida. St. Petersburg, Florida was incorporated on February 29, 1892, having been founded in 1888 by American General, John C. Williams and Russian aristocrat, Peter Demens. Demens named the town after his birthplace, St Petersburg, Russia. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 29, 1892 were John C. Williams, Peter Demens. Facts on this day in History February 29: Events on this day in history: Incorporation of St. Petersburg, Florida *** Date: February 29, 1892 *** Place: Florida, USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Conclusion of the February 26 Incident - February 29, 1936: On this day in history, February 29, 1936, important events took place today in Tokyo, Japan, in respect of the Conclusion of the February 26 Incident. The February 26 incident was a failed coup which began on February 26, 1936, and ended on February 29, 1936. Captain Shiro Nonaka had led a group of Imperial Japanese Army soldiers against the government in Tokyo and assassinated several officials. Following the failure of the coup, Nonaka committed suicide and 19 of the other leaders were executed. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 29, 1936 were Shiro Nonaka. Facts on this day in History February 29: Events on this day in history: Conclusion of the February 26 Incident *** Date: February 29, 1936 *** Place: Tokyo, Japan *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

First Academy Award Won by an African American - February 29, 1940: On this day in history, February 29, 1940, momentous events took place today in California, USA, with regard to the First Academy Award Won by an African American. Hattie McDaniel won an Academy Award (Oscar) for Best Supporting Actress on February 29, 1940. The Oscar, for her role as Mammy in Gone With The Wind, was the first to be awarded to an African American performer. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 29, 1940 were Hattie McDaniel. Facts on this day in History February 29: Events on this day in history: First Academy Award Won by an African American *** Date: February 29, 1940 *** Place: California, USA *** Category: Entertainment *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Admiralty Islands Campaign - February 29, 1944: On this day in history, February 29, 1944, momentous events took place today in Admiralty Islands, Papua New Guinea, with regard to the Admiralty Islands Campaign. The Admiral Islands Campaign, commanded by General Douglas MacArthur, began when an American force landed on Los Negros. The Japanese were caught by surprise, but put up a furious resistance. The campaign ended with an Allied victory on May 18, 1944. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 29, 1944 were Douglas MacArthur. Facts on this day in History February 29: Events on this day in history: Admiralty Islands Campaign *** Date: February 29, 1944 *** Place: Admiralty Islands, Papua New Guinea *** Category: War *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Arrest of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Other Church Leaders - February 29, 1988: On this day in history, February 29, 1988, important events took place today in Cape Town, South Africa, in respect of the Arrest of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Other Church Leaders. While on a march, in Cape Town, to protest against the banning of 17 Apartheid groups, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and several other church leaders were arrested. They later confirmed that they would be disobeying laws that violated their Christian principles. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 29, 1988 were Desmond Tutu. Facts on this day in History February 29: Events on this day in history: Arrest of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Other Church Leaders *** Date: February 29, 1988 *** Place: Cape Town, South Africa *** Category: Racism *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Faucett Flight 251 - February 29, 1996: On this day in history, February 29, 1996, important events took place today in Arequipa, Peru, in respect of the Faucett Flight 251. Faucett Flight 251, from Lima, crashed on approach to Arequipa-Rodriguez Ballon Airport in Peru on February 29, 1996. The flight recorder indicated that the accident was the result of the aircraft being 860 feet lower than the pilot believed it to be. All 123 people on board were killed. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 29, 1996 were Unfortunately Not Recorded. Facts on this day in History February 29: Events on this day in history: Faucett Flight 251 *** Date: February 29, 1996 *** Place: Arequipa, Peru *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Death of Davy Jones - February 29, 2012: On this day in history, February 29, 2012, important events took place today in Florida, USA, surrounding the Death of Davy Jones. Davy Jones (born David Thomas Jones) was an English musician and actor, best known for being in the pop group The Monkees, and the tv series of the same name. He died after a severe heart attack in Florida on February 29 2012. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 29, 2012 were Davy Jones. Facts on this day in History February 29: Events on this day in history: Death of Davy Jones *** Date: February 29, 2012 *** Place: Florida, USA *** Category: Death *** Historical Period: 21st Century *** This day in history ***

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