February 29 in History – What happened on 29 February in Past

29 February - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on February 29 is the day number 60. This day comes every fourth year. February 29 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

February 29 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1744The natural philosopher of France, John Theophilus Desaguelle, died. He was a member of the Royal Society of London.
1752Alaungpaya, a village chief in Upper Burma, founded the Konbaung Dynasty; by the time of his death, he had unified all of Myanmar, and driven out the French and the British.
1768A group of Polish nobles established the Bar Confederation to defend the internal and external independence of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth against Russian influence and against King Stanis?aw II Augustus.
1780The Omicran Delta Omega co-ed fraternity was founded by Benjamin Franklin.
1792Embryologist Karl Ernst von Baer was born, who discovered the mammal's egg in 1827. He told about the development of the fetus from the layers of tissues.
1840Irish-American scientist John Philip Holland was born. Who are considered to be the father of modern submarines. In 1898, he built the first underwater American vessel called Holland.
1860The table machine was invented by Herman Hollerith.
1896Former Prime Minister Morarji Desai was born, Morarji Desai was the sixth Prime Minister of India.
1928Donna Culbride, American poet, writer and library director, died. Who was the first official poet of America.
1936Nature magazine published Niels Bore's Bowl of Balls.
1944The Admiralty Islands campaign during the Pacific War of World War II began when American forces assaulted Los Negros Island, the third largest of the Admiralty Islands.
1960Morocco's deadliest earthquake struck the city of Agadir, killing at least 12, 000 people.
1960Thousands of people died in the massive earthquake in the southern Moroccan city of Agadir. The magnitude of this earthquake was 6.7.
1964US secretly developed jet fighter A-11 was finally revealed by Lyndon Baines Johnson.
1968On civil disorders (Kennr Comm) reports against racism and demands aid were given to blacks by the National Advisory Commission.
1972Dita beards (IIT) memo was disclosed by Jack Anderson indicating that the antitrust charges were dropped for $400000 contribution to Republican party.
1984The Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Elliott Trudeau announced that he is resigning from his post.
1984Canadian Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau announces retirement
1988On the test cricket debut, 107 runs were scored by Mark Greatbatch when he was playing against England
1992The LPGA Kemper Golf Open championship was won by Dawn Coe.
1996In the cricket World cup 1996, Kenya defeats West Indies by taking all wickets in 93 runs.
1996After four years of continuous firing and attacks, the siege of Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia, ended.
2000In Mozambique near about 700 people died in the flood.
2004In the 16th Academy Awards Oscar Ceremony, Sean Penn and Charlize Theron won lead acting awards sweeping all the eleven nominations like Billy Crystals hosts, Lord of the Rings, The return of the King.
2004Alexander Kellary of International Space Station passenger Michelle Foley landed in space, but returned to the station again due to a malfunction in the space suit.
2008Famous litterateur Dr. Bachchan Singh was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award for translation for the year 2008.
2012Hugo Chavez, President of Venezuela suffering from tumor recovered after that tumor was removed from his pelvis.
2012Construction of Tokyo Skytree, the world's tallest tower and second-tallest structure, was completed.



Famous Birthdays of February 29:

YearName / Profession / Country
1984Nuria Martínez / Basketball Player / Spain
1948Patricia A. McKillip / Author / United States of America
1936Henri Richard / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
1920Michèle Morgan / Actress / United States of America
1892Augusta Savage / Sculptor / United States of America
1896Morarji Desai / Politician / India
1952Bart Stupak / Politician / United States of America
1932Gavin Stevens / Cricketer / Australia
1980Clinton Toopi / Rugby Player / New Zealand
1964Mervyn Warren / Composer / United States of America
1972Mike Pollitt / Footballer / United Kingdom
1956Bob Speller / Politician / Canada
1956Aileen Wuornos / Criminal / United States of America
1860Herman Hollerith / Business Man / United States of America
1968Eugene Volokh / Lawyer / United States of America
1972Dave Williams / Singer / United States of America
1968Pete Fenson / Sportscaster / United States of America
1984Cam Ward / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
1960Lucian Grainge / Business Man / United Kingdom
1916James B. Donovan / Lawyer / United States of America
1928Seymour Papert / Mathematician / South Africa
1948Hermione Lee / Author / United Kingdom
1960Tony Robbins / Author / United States of America
1992Caitlin EJ Meyer / Actress / United States of America
1984Mark Foster / Musician / United States of America
1952Raisa Smetanina / Skier / Russia
1884Richard S. Aldrich / Politician / United States of America
1968Howard Tayler / Author / United States of America
1828Emmeline B. Wells / Poet / United States of America
1932Masten Gregory / Racing Car Driver / United States of America

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Read in Hindi : 29 फरवरी की प्रमुख ऐतिहासिक घटनाएं

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