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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Today Is Leap Day: February 29th

You might want to write a check or a letter because this only happens every four years.
Today is Leap Day--February 29th.

Four million people will celebrate their birthday today and most leap year babies are strict Februarians meaning outside of a leap year they celebrate on the 28th.

Karin Henriksen of Norway holds the record for Leap Day babies.   She gave birth to 3 children on consecutive February 29ths her daughter Heidi in 1960 and her sons Olav and Leif-Martin in 1964 and 1968 respectively.

Both Sweden and the former Soviet Union used to observe a February 30th.