Today in History, English
Today in History, English

22951February 29Event2004 – Jean-Bertrand Aristide is removed as President of Haiti following a coup.
22952February 29Event2012 – Tokyo Skytree construction completed. Now it is the tallest tower in the world, 634 meters high, and second tallest (man-made) structure on Earth, next to Burj Khalifa.
22953February 29Birth1468 – Pope Paul III (d. 1549)
22954February 29Birth1692 – John Byrom, English poet and educator (d. 1763)
22955February 29Birth1724 – Eva Marie Veigel, Austrian-English dancer (d. 1822)
22956February 29Birth1736 – Ann Lee, English-American religious leader, founded the Shakers (d. 1784)
22957February 29Birth1792 – Gioachino Rossini, Italian pianist and composer (d. 1868)
22958February 29Birth1812 – James Milne Wilson, Scottish-Australian soldier and politician, 8th Premier of Tasmania (d. 1880)
22959February 29Birth1828 – Emmeline B. Wells, American journalist, poet, and activist (d. 1921)
22960February 29Birth1836 – Dickey Pearce, American baseball player and manager (d. 1908)
22961February 29Birth1840 – John Philip Holland, Irish engineer, designed the HMS Holland 1 (d. 1914)
22962February 29Birth1852 – Frank Gavan Duffy, Irish-Australian lawyer and judge, 4th Chief Justice of Australia (d. 1936)
22963February 29Birth1852 – George Maximilianovich, 6th Duke of Leuchtenberg, Russian son of Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (d. 1912)
22964February 29Birth1860 – Herman Hollerith, American statistician and businessman, co-founded the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (d. 1929)
22965February 29Birth1884 – Richard S. Aldrich, American lawyer and politician (d. 1941)
22966February 29Birth1892 – Ed Appleton, American baseball player (d. 1932)
22967February 29Birth1892 – Augusta Savage, American sculptor (d. 1962)
22968February 29Birth1896 – Morarji Desai, Indian politician, 4th Prime Minister of India (d. 1995)
22969February 29Birth1896 – Roy Parker, American baseball player (d. 1954)
22970February 29Birth1896 – William A. Wellman, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1975)
22971February 29Birth1904 – Rukmini Devi Arundale, Indian dancer and choreographer (d. 1986)
22972February 29Birth1904 – Jimmy Dorsey, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (The California Ramblers, The Dorsey Brothers, and The Charleston Chasers) (d. 1957)
22973February 29Birth1904 – Pepper Martin, American baseball player and manager (d. 1965)
22974February 29Birth1908 – Balthus, French-Swiss painter and illustrator (d. 2001)
22975February 29Birth1908 – Dee Brown, American historian and author (d. 2002)
22976February 29Birth1908 – Alf Gover, English cricketer and coach (d. 2001)
22977February 29Birth1916 – Dinah Shore, American singer and actress (d. 1994)
22978February 29Birth1920 – Fyodor Abramov, Russian author and critic (d. 1983)
22979February 29Birth1920 – Arthur Franz, American actor (d. 2006)
22980February 29Birth1920 – James Mitchell, American actor and dancer (d. 2010)

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