What happened this day in history February 29, 2008

What are the important events that happened on February 29, 2008? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

February 29, 2008: Facts & Myths About This Day

February 29, 2008 is the 60th day of the year 2008 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 306 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is February 16, 2008 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 20,070,720 minutes 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 Cent every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $35.00. (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 Earth is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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Who died on February 29, 2008?

  • 2008
    Erik Ortvad, Danish artist (b. 1917)
  • 2008
    Janet Kagan, American author (b. 1946)

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