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List of February 29th Major News Events

  1. 1940 Hattie McDaniel Wins Oscar
  2. 1972 Hank Aaron Signs Large Contract
  3. 2012 North Korea Agrees to Suspend Uranium Enrichment

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1940 Hattie McDaniel Wins Oscar

1940 : Hattie McDaniel becomes the first African-American person to be nominated for and win an Academy Award. She won the Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her portrayal of Mammy in the movie Gone With the Wind.

29 Feb, 1944 Admiralty Islands Operation Brewer

1944 : General MacArthur and Allied forces invade the Admiralty Islands beginning Operation Brewer and face fierce battles against Japanese forces. The operation ends in May of 1944 and is successful for the Allies.

1960 United States Family Circus Comics Begin

1960 : The popularly syndicated comic strip Family Circus created by Bil Keane makes its debut in 1960.

29 Feb, 1972 Hank Aaron Signs Large Contract

1972 : Hank Aaron signs a $200,000 dollar contract, becoming the first player in Major League Baseball to get that large of a contract.

2008 Bulgaria Fire Sweeps Through Passenger Train

2008 : A fire swept through a passenger train in Bulgaria killing at least three people and injuring others. The cause of the fire was unknown and affected two carriages carrying about sixty people.

29 Feb, 2012 North Korea Agrees to Suspend Uranium Enrichment

2012 : North Korea has agreed to a moratorium on nuclear missile tests and uranium enrichment after participating in talks with the United States. The United States agreed to send 240,000 tons of food aid the country in return.

2012 Monkees Singer Davy Jones Dies

2012 : Singer of the popular Sixties group, The Monkees, Davy Jones died at the age of 66 after suffering from a heart attack. The popular singer and former teen idol became a member of The Monkees in 1966 and starred in The Monkees' television show. Jones had also acted in a few other television shows during his career. Later in life he went back to his first passion of horses and became a jockey.

From 1964 Fashion Clothes Page

  • 1964 Tie Collar Dress Tie Collar Dress
    Price: $5.00
    Description Step-In dress with a smart tie-collar. Buttons to waist and has unpressed pleats. Self belt. Color combinations include light blue, deep blue, white and dark green or light olive green, dark olive green, white and peacock blue.