February 29th

1692: Arrest warrants issued for Tituba, Sarah Good & Sarah Osborne, setting in motion the Salem Witch Trials.

1776: Ann Lee, religious leader who brought the Shaker sect from England to the American Colonies, born. http://bit.ly/waOpTV

1828: Emmeline Woodward Wells, US diarist active in the Mormon church, helped restore suffrage to UT constitution, born.

1892: Augusta Savage, Harlem Renaissance sculptor, 1st director of Harlem Community Arts Center, born http://to.pbs.org/wUzXpE

1940: Hattie McDaniel wins Best Supporting Actress for Gone With the Wind, becoming the 1st Black actor to win an Oscar.

 

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