29th February quiz

Do you know the facts about, and events that took place on the 29th February?
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Last updated: February 29, 2016
First submittedFebruary 29, 2016
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Year
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A year when February has 29 days is known as
Leap Year
 
A 29th of February will only occur in these three Chinese Zodiac years
Monkey
 
 
Dragon
 
 
Rat
 
In Irish tradition, a woman may do this to a man
Propose
 
If he refuses he must buy her
Gloves
1504
This explorer used a lunar eclipse to trick Jamaican natives to give him food
Christopher Columbus
1940
This woman becomes first African-American to win an academy award
Hattie McDaniel
1988
This South African archbishop is arrested in an anti-apartheid demonstration
Desmond Tutu
1980
Hartford Whalers' ice-hockey player scores his 800th goal
Gordie Howe
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1916
This South Pacific island is annexed by the United Kingdom
Tokelau
1720
Ulrika Eleonora abdicates as queen of this country
Sweden
1939
This man received the Nobel Prize in Physics
Ernest Lawrence
1892
This Floridian city is incorporated
St Petersburg
1912
This Argentine 'moving stone' breaks
Piedra Movediza
1988
This Canadian politician comes out
Svend Robinson
1644
This Dutch explorer began his second Pacific voyage
Abel Tasman
2012
Construction of this super tall Japanese tower is completed
Tokyo Skytree
1908
This author of "Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee" is born
Dee Brown
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Level 74
Feb 29, 2016
May I suggest some additional type ins for the question about what a woman may do? I tried Ask him to marry her (and variations thereof) none of which worked.
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Level 69
Feb 29, 2016
Of course. I did have a few options but I've added more, thank you for playing and happy Leap Year :-)