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  • Tokyo, Japan
    Saturday Feb 29, 1936

    Hirohito

    The February 26 Rebellion was Suppressed

    Tokyo, Japan
    Saturday Feb 29, 1936

    When Chief Aide-de-camp Shigeru Honjō informed him of the revolt, the Emperor immediately ordered that it be put down and referred to the officers as "rebels" (bōto). Shortly thereafter, he ordered Army Minister Yoshiyuki Kawashima to suppress the rebellion within the hour, and he asked reports from Honjō every 30 minutes. The next day, when told by Honjō that little progress was being made by the high command in quashing the rebels, the Emperor told him "I Myself, will lead the Konoe Division and subdue them." The rebellion was suppressed following his orders on 29 February.




  • Karkow, Poland
    Tuesday Feb 29, 1944

    Pope John Paul II

    Hit a German Trunk

    Karkow, Poland
    Tuesday Feb 29, 1944

    On 29 February 1944, Wojtyła was hit by a German truck. German Wehrmacht officers tended to him and sent him to a hospital. He spent two weeks there recovering from a severe concussionand a shoulder injury.




  • Al Qurnah, Iraq
    Wednesday Feb 29, 1984

    Iran–Iraq War

    Attacking On Al Qurna

    Al Qurnah, Iraq
    Wednesday Feb 29, 1984

    By 29 February, the Iranians had reached the outskirts of Qurna and were closing in on the Baghdad–Basra highway. They had broken out of the marshes and returned to open terrain, where they were confronted by conventional Iraqi weapons, including artillery, tanks, air power, and mustard gas. 1,200 Iranian soldiers were killed in the counter-attack. The Iranians retreated back to the marshes, though they still held onto them along with Majnoon Island.




  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Saturday Feb 29, 1992

    Bosnian War

    Boycott the referendums held on 29 February and 1 March 1992

    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Saturday Feb 29, 1992

    The Bosnian Serb assembly members advised Serbs to boycott the referendums held on 29 February and 1 March 1992. The turnout to the referendums was reported as 63.7%, with 92.7% of voters voting in favour of independence (implying that Bosnian Serbs, which made up approximately 34% of the population, largely boycotted the referendum).




  • Russia
    Tuesday Feb 29, 2000

    Second Chechen War

    The counter-terrorism operation in Chechnya is over

    Russia
    Tuesday Feb 29, 2000

    On 29 February 2000, United Army Group commander Gennady Troshev said that "the counter-terrorism operation in Chechnya is over. It will take a couple of weeks longer to pick up splinter groups now".




  • Milan, Italy
    Friday Feb 29, 2008

    Kaká

    A Contract extension

    Milan, Italy
    Friday Feb 29, 2008

    He signed a contract extension through 2013 with Milan on 29 February 2008.




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