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""Leap Day" is a common term for February 29, a date that doesn't come around just every year! The events in this quiz all occurred on February 29."
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On February 29, 1692, what chilling event occurred in a New England town?
The first clash between British soldiers and settlers took place.
A settler's diary for that date recounts what appears to be a UFO sighting.
Native Americans were poisoned by white settlers who wanted the land.
The first warrants were issued in the Salem witch hunts.
Which of these events occurred in Scotland on February 29, 1528?
King James V was married in London.
Halley's Comet was first observed by astronomers.
The Diet of Augsburg held its first session.
A young Scottish priest, Patrick Hamilton, was burned at the stake as a heretic.
The Twelfth Academy Award presentations were held on February 29, 1940. "Gone with the Wind" won Best Picture. Who hosted the awards ceremony (it was his first time)?
On February 29, 1792, Gioachino Antonio Rossini was born. What was his claim to fame?
He was a sculptor.
He wrote scientific texts.
He was a composer.
He painted in oils.
Which blonde American celebrity was born February 29, 1916?
What event ALMOST happened--but did NOT--in American sports on February 29, 1992?
The Professional Spring Football League played its opener.
Mario Andretti announced his retirement from racing.
Evel Knievel jumped between the two World Trade Center Towers.
Baseball changed its rules to include mandatory testing for steroid use.
A massacre occurred in the New World on February 29, 1704. Where?
On the island of Manhattan
Near St. Augustine, Florida
Who announced his candidacy for the U.S. Presidency on February 29, 1956?
General Douglas MacArthur
Harry S Truman
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Which of these men, all of whom made early contributions to the development of the computer, was born on February 29th?
Va-va-va-voom and hubba-hubba! What event took place that presumably lifted men's, um, hearts on February 29, 1960?
The first issue of Hustler hit the news stands.
The first Playboy Club opened.
Sophia Loren announced she would pose nude for a Playboy centerfold.
The first movie to feature a woman displaying full frontal nudity was released.
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