Today History: Why Leap Day comes every four years, know the history of 29 February Geography

Talking about the day of February 29 in history, it is important to know about the history of this day first. There are 365 days in a year and with each passing day, one day of the year decreases, but February 29 is a day of the year that only comes once in 4 years. Actually there is a reason for this. 

It takes 365.25 days for the Earth to make one round of the Sun. Now there cannot be a quarter day i.e. six hours a day, so 24 hours a day is added in the month of February by adding six hours of four years. 

The year in which February is of 29 days is called the leap year and February 29 is called the leap day. The astronomical history of February 29 is interesting, but every year those born on this day have a malaise of not celebrating their birthday. His age increases every year, but he is able to celebrate birthdays only once every four years. 

1504: Christopher Columbus is trapped in Jamaica during his fourth trip to the West. There he frightened the local villagers with a lunar eclipse and arranged for food for his party.

1796: The US President announces the implementation of the Treaty of Jay, ending some of his earlier disputes with Britain.

1856: Ceasefire between Russia and Turkey.

1896: Birthday of Morarji Desai, former Prime Minister of the country.

1904: Birthday of Rukmani Devi Arundel, the famous dancer of Bharatanatyam.

1940: Haiti McDaniel won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the film Gone with the Wind. She became the first African American to win this award.

1952:Instructions for pedestrians to cross the road were first introduced in Times Square at 44th Street and Broadway.

2000: Government of India announced a 28.2 percent increase in army expenditure, an increase in income tax on people of higher income and cuts in permanent government jobs.

2004: At the Academy Awards, the film ‘The Lord of the Ring: The Return of the King’ won 11 awards, breaking all previous records.

2008: After news of Prince Harry’s deployment to Afghanistan leaked to foreign media, the British Army decided to call him back immediately.

2008: A suicide bomber in Pakistan killed at least 44 people and injured more than 90 in Peshawar.

2012:Britain recalled their diplomatic staff in Syria in view of the threat to their security.

2016: Mumtaz Qadri was hanged in Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi in Pakistan. Qadri killed Punjab’s Liberal Governor Salman Taseer in 2011 by firing 28 bullets at a market in Islamabad.

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