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A total lunar eclipse occurred on March 1, 1504 (visible on the evening of February 29 in the Americas).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/March_1504_lunar_eclipse



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Oswald of Worcester's feast day is celebrated on 29 February
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oswald_of_Worcester

Rare Disease Day is an observance held on the last day of February
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rare_Disease_Day



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The 1960 Agadir earthquake occurred on Monday, February 29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1960_Agadir_earthquake



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The Tokyo Skytree was completed on 29 February 2012, with the tower opening to the public on 22 May 2012
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokyo_Skytree

The European Launcher Development Organisation (ELDO) was founded on 29 February 1964.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Launcher_Development_Organisation



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Abel Jans Tasman set sail on his second Pacific voyage in 1644
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abel_Tasman#Second_Pacific_voyage



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Jack Robert Lousma (born February 29, 1936), (Col, USMC, Ret.), is an American aeronautical engineer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_R._Lousma

John Philip Holland (29 February 1840 - 12 August 1914) was an Irish engineer who developed the first submarine to be formally commissioned by the U.S. Navy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Philip_Holland

Gene Howard Golub (February 29, 1932 - November 16, 2007) was one of the preeminent numerical analysts of his generation.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_H._Golub

Ene Ergma (born 29 February 1944 in Rakvere) is an Estonian politician and scientist.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ene_Ergma

Lewis A. Swift (February 29, 1820 - January 5, 1913) was an American astronomer.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_A._Swift



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Asteroid (214) Aschera was discovered by Johann Palisa on February 29, 1880 in Pola 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/214_Aschera

Asteroid (9358) Fårö was discovered on February 29, 1992.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9358_F%C3%A5r%C3%B6



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Meteorites

The Motta di Conti (H4) meteorite fell in Piemonte, Italy, on the 29th February, 1868.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t48040605/motta-di-conti-meteorite/

The Centerville (H5) meteorite fell in South Dakota, USA, on the 29th February, 1956.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t48040601/centerville-meteorite/



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