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Notable Historical Events for February 29th

1904Theodore Roosevelt, appoints 7-man Panama Canal Commission to proceed with completing a canal at the Isthmus

1832Charles Darwin visits jungle near Bahia Brazil

1784Marquis de Sade transferred from Vincennes fortress to the Bastille

1972Hank Aaron becomes 1st baseball player to sign for $200,000 a year

1988NYC Mayor Koch calls Reagan a "WIMP" in the war on drugs

1504Columbus uses a lunar eclipse to frighten hostile Jamaican Indians

1980Gordie Howe becomes 1st NHL player to score 800 career goals

1960JFK makes "missile gap" the presidential campaign issue

200476th Academy Awards - "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," Sean Penn & Charlize Theron win

1936FDR signs 2nd neutrality act

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Notable Birthdays on February 29th

1840John Philip Holland, Liscannor Ireland, father of the modern submarine

1736Ann Lee, Manchester England, American founder of Shakers (d. 1784)

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Notable Deaths on February 29th

2012Davy Jones, English musician, dies from heart attack at 66

1960Melvin Purvis, American FBI Agent, dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at 56

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