Every four years, February 29th, appears on our calendars. Check out a few things that happened on this day in history….
46 b.c. - Julius Caesar proclaims the first leap year.
1692 – Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba were the first three women to be accused of witchcraft in Salem, MA
See a youtube video on the witch trials here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDIEV9w65fc
1784 John Wesley issues a ‘Deed of Declaration’ formally establishing the Methodist Church
Find out more about John Wesley on Wikipeida here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wesley
1796 George Washington proclaims Jay’s Treaty in effect.
Find out more about Jay’s Treaty on Wikipedia here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wesley
1940 Hattie McDaniel became the first black actress to win an Oscar. She won for best supporting actress in Gone With The Wind
See Hattie McDaniel’s acceptance speechhere:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8g8YZA2FioQ
1960 Hugh Hefner opens up the first Playboy Club in Chicago
For more information about the history of the Playboy Club check out Wikipedia here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Playboy_Club
1972 Hank Aaron becomes the first baseball player to sign a $200,000.00 per year contract.
Enjoy and extra day this year of 2012. Make your own piece of history today
Edited at 12:38pm MST
2012 Davy Jones dies of a heart attack (a sad postscript to this day)
Reuters article here: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/29/us-davyjones-idUSTRE81S1T520120229
Some youtube videos here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qtW1jAwZgU&feature=fvst