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 This day in History - February 29
151 Historic Events for February 29
1936

FDR signs 2nd neutrality act

Event
1940

Edward Frederic Benson, novelist, dies

Death
1940

45 U boats sunk this month (170,000 ton)

Event
1940

Frederic from G and S "Pirates of Penzance" finally released by pirate

Event
1940

"Gone with the Wind," wins 8 Oscars

Event
1940

Hattie McDaniel becomes 1st black woman to win an Oscar

Event
1940

Gretchen Christopher, British(?) pop singer

Birth
1944

Dennis Farina, Chicago Ill, actor (Mike Torello-Crime Story)

Birth
1944

Phyllis Frelich, Devil's Lake ND, actor (Love is Never Silent)

Birth
1944

US troop land on Los Negros, Admirality Islands

Event
1944

5 leaders of Indonesia Communist Party sentenced to death

Event
1944

David Briggs, record producer

Birth
1948

Nikolai Pimenov, USSR, coxless pair rowers (Olympic-silver-1976)

Birth
1948

Patricia [Anne] McKillip, US, sci-fi author (Fool's Run)

Birth
1948

Yuri Pimenov, USSR, coxless pair rowers (Olympic-silver-1976)

Birth
1948

Stern-group bomb Cairo-Haifa train, 27 British soldiers died

Event
1952

Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Paris won by Jacqueline du Bief of FRA

Event
1952

Raul Gonzalez, Mexican 50K speed walker (world record)

Birth
1952

Bart Stupak, (Rep-D-Michigan)

Birth
1952

Raisa Smetanina, USSR, cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1976, 80, 92)

Birth
1952

Tim[othy] Powers, US, sci-fi author (Epitaph in Rust, Night Moves)

Birth
1952

Men's Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Richard Button USA

Event
1952

Ice Dance Championship at Paris France won by Westwood and Demmy GRB

Event
1952

Ice Pairs Championship at Paris won by Ria Falk and Paul Falk of GER

Event
1955

Randy Jackson, rocker (Zebra-I Don't Know, I Don't Care)

Birth