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On February 29th...

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1468 Alessandro Farnese, the future Pope Paul III, was born.

1692 Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba, an Indian servant, became the first people to be accused of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts.

1712 Marquis de Montcalm, French commander in Quebec, was born.

1792 Operatic composer Gioacchino Antonio Rossini was born.

1880 The Gotthard railway tunnel between Switzerland and Italy was completed.

1892 St. Petersburg, Florida, was incorporated.

1908 Pat Garrett, killer of Billy the Kid, died.

1916 Singer Dinah Shore was born.

Jack Robert Lousma1936 Astronaut Jack Robert Lousma was born.

1944 Actor Dennis Farina was born.

1960 The first Playboy Club opened in Chicago, Illinois.

2012 Singer Davy Jones died.

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