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 This day in History - February 29
151 Historic Events for February 29
1904

Alan Richardson, composer

Birth
1904

Theodore Roosevelt, appoints 7 man committee to study Panama Canal

Event
1904

Adolph Blaine Charles David Earl Frederick Gerald Hubert Irvin John Kenneth Lloyd Martin Nero Oliver Paul Quincy Randolph Sherman Thomas Uncas Victor William Xerxes Yancy Zeus Wolfeschlegelsteinhausen

Birth
1904

John "Pepper" Martin, baseballer (NL stolen base leader 1933,34,36)

Birth
1908

Dutch scientists produce solid helium

Event
1908

Balthus, painter (Valerie)

Birth
1908

Alf Gover, cricketer (bowled in 4 Tests for England/famous coach)

Birth
1916

Edward H J Keurvels, Flemish conductor/composer (Parisina), dies at 62

Death
1920

Arthur Franz, Perth Amboy NJ, actor (Invaders From Mars, Young Lions)

Birth
1920

James Mitchell, Sacramento Calif, actor (Palmer-All My Children)

Birth
1920

Louise Wood, director of Girl Scouts of USA (1961-72)

Birth
1924

Otto Hutter, physiologist

Birth
1924

David Beattie, British governor-general of NZ

Birth
1928

Adolphe Appia, Swiss set designer/theorist, dies at 65

Death
1928

Armando V Diaz, Italian marshal/minister of War (1922-24), dies at 66

Death
1928

McHenry Boatwright, signer

Birth
1928

Alan Loveday, British(?) violinist

Birth
1928

Joss Ackland, London England, actor (Queenie, To Kill a Priest)

Birth
1932

Gavin Stevens, cricket (Australian bat on 59-60 India/Pakistan tour)

Birth
1932

Failed coup attempt by fascist Lapua Movement in Finland

Event
1932

"Big Ed" Morris, pitcher (Boston Red Sox), dies

Death
1936

Alwin Schockemohle, Germany, equestrian jumper (Olympic-gold-1976)

Birth
1936

Alex Rocco, actor (Blue Knight, Stanley, Stunt Man)

Birth
1936

Henri "Rocket" Richard, NHL center (Montr‚al Canadiens)

Birth
1936

Jack R Lousma, Grand Rapids Mich, Col USMC/astronaut (Skylab 3, STS-3)

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