Good News in History, February 29

Good News in History, February 29

happy birthday-cake-freakgirl-CCToday is Leap Day! Anyone with a birthday on February 29th gets only one quarter of the actual celebration days enjoyed by the rest of us, so we give you permission to party four times as heartily. But, on the bright side, you’re only one-fourth as old as us, too. Happy Birthday!More Good News on this Day in History:

  • Composer Antonio Rossini was born in Pesaro, Italy (1792)
  • For her role as Mammy in Gone with the Wind, Hattie McDaniel became the first African American to win an Academy Award (1940)
  • Finland initiates Winter War peace negotiations (1940)
  • Tony Robbins, the American motivational speaker, was born (1960)
  • South Korea withdrew 11,000 of its 48,000 troops from Vietnam (1972)
  • Gordie Howe of the then Hartford Whalers made NHL history as he scored his 800th goal (1980)

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