On This Day: February 29th
This is 60th day of the year and 306 days remain in the year.
Three women, Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba, were the first to be accused of witchcraft in Salem, Mass.
Hattie McDaniel became the first black woman to win an Oscar. She won the Best Supporting Actress award for her role as Mammy in Gone with the Wind.
Hugh Hefner opened the first Playboy Club in Chicago.
Hank Aaron became the first baseball player to sign a $200,000 a year contract.
February 29 BirthdaysGioacchino Rossini1792–1868, Italian Composer.
Ann Leereligious visionary
Antonio Sabato, Jr.actor