Historical Events for 29th February 2024

1868 – 1st British government of Benjamin Disraeli forms
1892 – St. Petersburg, Florida is incorporated
1952 – Ice Dance Championship at Paris France won by Westwood and Demmy of Great Britain
1952 – Ice Pairs Championship at Paris won by Ria Falk and Paul Falk of West Germany
1956 – MLB’s Cleveland Indians franchise is sold for nearly $4m; former player and the team’s general manager Hank Greenberg is part of the new ownership group
1968 – Howard Hanson’s 6th Symphony, premieres
1968 – Beatles’ “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” wins Grammy Award for Album of the Year, the first rock LP to do so
1984 – Swedish center Patrik Sundström scores a goal and adds 6 assists as Vancouver Canucks beat the Penguins 9-5 in Pittsburgh; just the 3rd player in NHL history to record 6 assists in a road game
1988 – New Zealand cricket batsman Mark Greatbatch scores an unbeaten 107 on debut to rescue a draw in 2nd Test v England at Eden Park, Auckland
2004 – 76th Academy Awards: “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,” Sean Penn and Charlize Theron win

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