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 This day in History - February 29
151 Historic Events for February 29
1828

Antonio Guzman Blanco, president Venezuela

Birth
1832

Charles Darwin visits jungle near Bahia Brazil

Event
1836

Giacomo Meyerbeers opera "Les Huguenots," premieres in Paris

Event
1840

John Philip Holland, Liscannor Ireland, pioneer in submarine building

Birth
1844

Thaddaus Weigl, composer, dies at 67

Death
1848

Neufchatel declares independence of Switzerland

Event
1852

John Landseer, printer/engraver (Royal Academy), dies

Death
1852

Frederic Hymen Cowen, composer

Birth
1856

Hostilities in Russo-Turkish War cease

Event
1860

Herman Hollerith, inventor (1st electric tabulating machine)

Birth
1868

1st British govt of Disraeli forms

Event
1868

[Charles] Louis I [Augustus], King of Bavaria (L Montez), dies at 81

Death
1869

W E B DuBois, famous African

Birth
1880

Gotthard railway tunnel between Switzerland and Italy completed

Event
1884

Alfred Sendrey, composer

Birth
1890

John Philip Holland, father of modern submarine

Birth
1892

Britian and US sign treaty on seal hunting in Bering Sea

Event
1896

Omer C F L Tulippe, Belgian geographer

Birth
1896

Ranchhodji Morarji Desai, premier of India (1977-79)

Birth
1896

Stanley Swash, CEO (Woolworths)

Birth
1896

William W Wellman, Brookline Mass, director (Star is Born)

Birth
1896

Wladimir Rudolfovich Vogel, composer

Birth
1900

Y¢rgos Sef‚ris, [Seferi dis], Greek diplomat/poet (Strofi)

Birth
1900

Edna Swithenbank Manley, Jamaican sculptor, wife of PM

Birth
1904

Jimmy Dorsey, Shenandoah Pa, orch leader (Stage Show)

Birth