What happened this day in history February 29, 1996

What are the important events that happened on February 29, 1996? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

February 29, 1996: Facts & Myths About This Day

February 29, 1996 is the 60th day of the year 1996 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 306 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is February 16, 1996 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 229,320 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

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 dollar every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $7,144.00. (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.

Rat 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, 1996 Historical Events

  • 1996
    Faucett Flight 251 crashes in the Andes, killing 123 people.

Who died on February 29, 1996?

  • 1996
    Ralph Rowe, American baseball player and manager (b. 1924)
  • 1996
    Shams Pahlavi, Persian princess (b. 1917)

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