Lost and Found – February 29th Edition

What to remember about February 29th…

Leap Year

  • 1796  Jay Treaty between U.S. and Brittain establishes peaceful trade
  • 1864  Union cavalry attempt raids in Virginia to free prisoners of war; split forces are driven off without reaching their goal
  • 1940  Hattie McDaniel becomes 1st African-American woman to win an Oscar; Best Supporting Actress for Gone With The Wind
  • 1972  Hank Aaron become 1st Major League Baseball player to sign a $200,000 contract
  • 1996  Gunman Malik Nettles boards bus shooting driver and then killing pregnant 15-year-old and her unborn child, he was hired by 29-year-old father of her child because he feared baby would be “retarded”

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