February 29

This Day in History

1940

Gone with the Wind sweeps Oscars

Regarded as the most popular movie of all time, Gone with the Wind is honored with eight Oscars by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on this day. An epic romance set during the … (more...)

1712

Sweden Enjoys February 30

It is a strange quirk of both the Julian and Gregorian calendars that the month of February has fewer days than any other. As the old English rhyme says: Thirty days hath September, April, June, … (more...)

1288

Scotland Allows a Day for Women to Propose

In the year 1288, Scotland established this day in history–Leap Year–and only this day, as one when a woman could propose marriage to a man. In the event he refused the proposal, the man was required … (more...)