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Saturday, February 29, 2020.

World events on this day in the Menzies Era
  • 1952 - Ice Dance Championship at Paris France won by Westwood & Demmy GRB
  • 1952 - Ice Pairs Championship at Paris won by Ria Falk & Paul Falk of GER
  • 1952 - Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Paris won by Jacqueline du Bief of FRA
  • 1952 - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Richard Button USA
  • 1956 - Islamic Republic forms in Pakistan
  • 1956 - Pres Eisenhower announces he would seek a 2nd term
  • 1960 - 1st Playboy Club, featuring bunnies, opens in Chicago
  • 1960 - Earthquake kills 1/3 of Agadir Morocco population (12,000) in 15 sec
  • 1960 - JFK makes "missile gap" the presidential campaign issue
  • 1960 - KRET TV channel 23 in Richardson, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1964 - "Rugantino" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 28 performances
  • 1964 - Frank Rugani sets badminton shuttlecock distance record, 24.3 m
  • 1964 - LBJ reveals US secretly developed the A-11 jet fighter
  • 1964 - NC high school basketball teams play to 56-54 score in 13 overtime
  • 1968 - 1st pulsar announced (CP 1919 by Jocelyn Burnell at Cambridge)
  • 1968 - Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" wins Grammy
  • 1968 - Howard Hanson's 6th Symphony, premieres
  • 1968 - US end regular flights with nuclear bombs
  • 1968 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1968 - National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders (Kerner Comm) reports against racism & demands aid given to blacks
  • 1972 - Hank Aaron becomes 1st baseball player to sign for $200,000 a year
  • 1972 - Jack Anderson discloses Dita Beard (ITT) memo indicating antitrust charges were dropped for $400,000 contribution to Republican Party