Although most years of the modern calendar have 365 days, a complete revolution around the sun takes approximately 365 days and 6 hours. So every four years, during which an extra 24 hours have accumulated, one extra day is added to February.But even though February 29 may come only once every four years, over the centuries, leap days have seen their share of famous events, births and deaths. And since we cannot commemorate their so-called ‘anniversaries’ as often as those of other events and happenings, it seems only fitting that we compile them into a slide show.
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