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On This Date in History - February 29


Daily Extra :

Astronomy & Space Word of The Day

photometry: The accurate quantitative measurement of the amount of light received from an object or area.

Who Was Born Today?:

1796: Lambert Adolphe J Quetelet, Belgian astronomer/meteorology
1936: Jack R Lousma, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Col USMC/astronaut, Skylab 3, STS-3

Who Died Today?:

Today in History:

1504: Columbus uses a lunar eclipse to frighten hostile Jamaican Indians

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