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 This day in History - February 29
151 Historic Events for February 29
1972

Jack Anderson discloses Dita Beard (ITT) memo indicating antitrust charges were dropped for $400,000 contribution to Republican Party

Event
1972

Mark Farraway, CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)

Birth
1972

Fabien Bownes, NFL wide receiver (Chic Bears)

Birth
1972

Cyrus Beasley, Rowe NY, rower (Olympics-1996)

Birth
1972

Chris Devine, Allentown Pa, diver (Olympics-96)

Birth
1972

Antonio Sabato Jr, actor (Jagger Cates-General Hospital)

Birth
1976

Bryan Gillooly, Auburn NY, diver (Olympics-96)

Birth
1980

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

Event
1980

Michael Bracey ends 59 h 55 m trapped in an elevator, England

Event
1980

Yigol Alton, Israeli Foreign Minister, dies at 61

Death
1984

Canadian PM Pierre Elliott Trudeau announced he is stepping down

Event
1984

Roland Culver, actor (Thunderball), dies of heart problems at 83

Death
1988

Nazi document implicates Waldheim in WW II deportations

Event
1988

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

Event
1988

Mark Greatbatch scores 107* v England on Test Cricket debut

Event
1988

KWK-FM in St Louis Missouri changes call letters to WKBG

Event
1992

Dawn Coe wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open

Event
1992

Professional Spring Football League begins

Event
1992

Earl Scheib, CEO (Earl Scheib Auto Paint), dies at 85

Death
1992

Johnny Mack, British actor (Time Lord-Dr Who), dies at 70

Death
1996

John Grant, rear-admiral, dies at 87

Death
1996

Joe Minogue, journalist, dies at 72

Death
1996

Duncan Stuart Wilson Fighter pilot-MacDonald, dies at 83

Death
1996

Kenya defeat West Indies (all out 93) in Cricket World Cup

Event
1996

Soyuz TM-23, lands

Event