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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 1]].
  
'''February 29''', also known as a '''leap day''' in the [[Gregorian calendar]], is a date that occurs in most years that are evenly [[divisor|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 year]]s. 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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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 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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==Blavatsky's Gem of the Day==
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"[[Try!]]"
  
 
==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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* None listed for this date.
*[[1644]] – [[Abel Tasman]]'s second Pacific voyage began.
 
 
 
  
 
==Births==
 
==Births==
*  1904   – [[Rukmini Devi Arundale]], Indian dancer (d. 1986)
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*  1904 – [[Rukmini Devi Arundale]], Indian dancer, wife of [[George S. Arundale]], and sister of [[Nilakanta Sri Ram]] (d. [[February 24]], 1986)
 
 
  
 
==Deaths==
 
==Deaths==
* [[992]] – [[Oswald of Worcester]], archbishop of York (b. c.925)
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* None listed for this date.
*[[1212]] – [[Hōnen]], Japanese religious reformer (b. 1133)
 
 
 
  
 
==Holidays and observances==
 
==Holidays and observances==
*Christian [[Feast Day]]:
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* '''Leap Day''', a calendar adjustment day in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregorian_calendar Gregorian Calendar] system. It occurs every four years, with some [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/February_29 exceptions].
** [[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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Latest revision as of 23:01, 2 February 2015

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 1.

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.

Blavatsky's Gem of the Day

"Try!"

Events

  • None listed for this date.

Births

Deaths

  • None listed for this date.

Holidays and observances

External links

Calendar