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'''February 29''', also known as a '''leap day''' in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregorian_calendar Gregorian calendar], is a date that occurs in most years that are evenly divisible by 4, such as 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016.  Years that are evenly divisible by 100, but not by 400, do not contain a leap day; thus 1900 did not contain a leap day while 2000 did.  Years containing a leap day are called leap years. February 29 is the 60th day of the Gregorian calendar in such a year, with 306 days remaining until the end of the year.
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'''February 29''', also known as a '''leap day''' in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregorian_calendar Gregorian calendar], is a date that occurs in most years that are evenly divisible by 4, such as 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016.  Years that are evenly divisible by 100, but not by 400, do not contain a leap day; thus 1900 did not contain a leap day while 2000 did.  Years containing a leap day are called leap years. February 29 is the 60th day of the Gregorian calendar in such a year, with 306 days remaining until the end of the year. It is preceded by [[February 28]], and succeeded by [[March 2]].
  
 
Although most years of the modern Gregorian calendar have 365 days, a complete revolution around the sun takes approximately 365 days and 6 hours. Every four years, during which an extra 24 hours have accumulated, one extra day is added to keep the count coordinated with the sun's apparent position.
 
Although most years of the modern Gregorian calendar have 365 days, a complete revolution around the sun takes approximately 365 days and 6 hours. Every four years, during which an extra 24 hours have accumulated, one extra day is added to keep the count coordinated with the sun's apparent position.
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==Events==
 
==Events==
*[[1504]] – [[Christopher Columbus]] uses his knowledge of a lunar [[eclipse]] that night to convince [[Native Americans (Americas)|Native Americans]] to provide him with supplies.
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* YEAR – [[EVENT]] - THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE
*[[1644]] – [[Abel Tasman]]'s second Pacific voyage began.
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==Births==
 
==Births==
 
*  1904  – [[Rukmini Devi Arundale]], Indian dancer (d. 1986)
 
*  1904  – [[Rukmini Devi Arundale]], Indian dancer (d. 1986)
 
  
 
==Deaths==
 
==Deaths==
* [[992]] – [[Oswald of Worcester]], archbishop of York (b. c.925)
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* YEAR – [[NAME]], SOMETHING ABOUT PERSON (b. YEAR) - THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE
*[[1212]] – [[Hōnen]], Japanese religious reformer (b. 1133)
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==Holidays and observances==
 
==Holidays and observances==
*Christian [[Feast Day]]:
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* Leap Day  
** [[Oswald of Worcester]] (in leap year only)
 
** [[February 29 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)]]: Saint [[John Cassian]]
 
*The fourth day of [[Ayyám-i-Há]] ([[Bahá'í Faith]])
 
 
 
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/February_29 This Date in Wikipedia]
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/February_29 This Date in Wikipedia]
  
 
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==Calendar==
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Revision as of 02:21, 5 May 2012

Template:February calendar

February 29, also known as a leap day in the Gregorian calendar, is a date that occurs in most years that are evenly divisible by 4, such as 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016. Years that are evenly divisible by 100, but not by 400, do not contain a leap day; thus 1900 did not contain a leap day while 2000 did. Years containing a leap day are called leap years. February 29 is the 60th day of the Gregorian calendar in such a year, with 306 days remaining until the end of the year. It is preceded by February 28, and succeeded by March 2.

Although most years of the modern Gregorian calendar have 365 days, a complete revolution around the sun takes approximately 365 days and 6 hours. Every four years, during which an extra 24 hours have accumulated, one extra day is added to keep the count coordinated with the sun's apparent position.


Events

  • YEAR – EVENT - THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE

Births

Deaths

  • YEAR – NAME, SOMETHING ABOUT PERSON (b. YEAR) - THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE

Holidays and observances

  • Leap Day

External links

Calendar