What happened this day in history February 29, 1956

What are the important events that happened on February 29, 1956? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

February 29, 1956: Facts & Myths About This Day

February 29, 1956 is the 60th day of the year 1956 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 306 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is February 16, 1956 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hexacontagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Half dollar every day starting at age 4, then by now that person has accumulated $11,076.50. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Pisces is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Monkey is the mythical animal and Fire is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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February 29, 1956 Historical Events

  • 1956
    U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower announces to the nation that he is running for a second term.

Who were born on February 29, 1956?

  • 1956
    Aileen Wuornos, American serial killer (d. 2002)
  • 1956
    Bob Speller, Canadian politician
  • 1956
    J. Randy Taraborrelli, American celebrity journalist
  • 1956
    Jerry Fry, American baseball player
  • 1956
    Jonathan Coleman, Anglo-Australian entertainer

Who died on February 29, 1956?

  • 1956
    Elpidio Quirino, President of the Philippines (b. 1890)

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