Leap Day



1. 1692: The first warrants are issued in the Salem witch trials in Massachusetts.

2. 1940: For her role in “Gone with the Wind,” Hattie McDaniel becomes the first African American to win an Academy Award.

3. 1960: The first Playboy Club opens in Chicago, Illinois.

4. 1984: Pierre Trudeau announces his retirement as Prime Minister of Canada.

5. 2012: Davy Jones, lead singer of The Monkees, dies at the age of 66.

6. 2016: Disney releases the animated film “Zootopia” in the United States.

7. 2020: The first death due to COVID-19 in the United States is reported in Washington state.