Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Leap year babies

  • For most people, Feb. 29 rolls around once every four years, a nifty quirk of the Gregorian calendar.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • WASHINGTON - Gearing up to celebrate your birthday on Feb. 29? Chances are youve been asked more than a few times, and will be asked again, why it shows up on the calendar only once every four years.
  • (9News)
  • This problem was solved by adding one extra day to February every fourth year. * Leap Day babies have their own exclusive club.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • On the first anniversary of Hannah's and the 31 other 1896 leap year babies' births in 1904, the Times Star, which was obviously intrigued by the preponderance of blessed events in one day, hosted a luncheon at a downtown restaurant.
  • (Cincinnati.com)
  • Leap Year is not just for special babies. It's also a holiday with a nearly-forgotten tradition in which women, for just one day, are allowed to propose marriage to a man. On Jan.
  • (Washington Post)
  • Peter Brouwer is a leap day baby. And like a lot of people born February 29, he relishes the uniqueness of his birthday. He even thinks theres an advantage to marking your real birthday just once every four years.
  • (Daily Mail)
  • 1904: Theodore Roosevelt appointed a seven-man committee to study the Panama Canal in the hopes of expediting the massive project. The Canal, completed in 1914, cost the U.S. $387 billion.
  • (Victoria Advocate)
  • And why do we do it in February? What are your chances of having a leap-year baby, and what famous faces are younger than they look? We leap into the details about 2012s extra day.
  • (MySanAntonio)
  • Ryan Polumbo doesn't understand why his parents joke about being him only one year old. The four-year-old from Clayton may not yet fully comprehend it, but he was born on a very special day.
  • (but really first - birthday - NJ.com)
  • Because the chance of being born on Feb. 29 rolls around just once every four years, the odds of becoming a Leap Year baby are about one in 1,460, although some statisticians say it's closer to 1 in 1,500.
  • (Chicago Sun-Times)

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