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29 February

1504 – Jamaica – Christopher Columbus used lunar eclipse to convince locals to supply food. https://www.sciencenews.org/article/eclipse-saved-columbus

1704 – America – Raid on Deerfield (Queen Anne’s War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raid_on_Deerfield

1720 – Sweden – Queen Ulrika Eleonora abdicated.. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulrika_Eleonora,_Queen_of_Sweden

1916 – USA – Minimum working age in South Carolina for factory, mills and mine workers raised to 14.

1936 – Japan – February 26 Incident ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/February_28_Incident


1940 – USA – Hattie McDaniel became first African American to win Academy Award. https://youtu.be/e7t4pTNZshA  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hattie_McDaniel

1944 – Admiralty Islands – Admiralty Islands Campaign began (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Admiralty_Islands_campaign


1960 – Morocco – Earthquake measuring 5.7Mw, epicentre in Agadir, 12,000 + killed. https://youtu.be/3u3xTAPB6w0 http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/world/events/1960_02_29.php

1964 – Austria – British Eagle International Airlines Flight 802/6 crashed at Mt. Glungezer, 83 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19640229-0

1988 – South Africa – Archbishop Desmond Tutu and 100 clergymen arrested during anti-apartheid demonstration in Cape Town. http://www.nytimes.com/1988/03/01/world/cape-town-police-arrest-clergymen-at-protest-march.html

1996 – Peru – Faucett Flight 251 crashed near Arequipa, 123 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19960229-0


2012 – Japan – Tokyo Skytree completed. https://youtu.be/Lb8MUeZrxbc https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokyo_Skytree

York

1868 – Last public execution took place at New Drop Gallows.