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Pope Gregory XIII, changed the calendar in 1582, among the things he did, was to make February 29th Leap Year Day.

Joan Kirkland

Born 1936
As the first leap year baby born in my town in 1936, I got a lot of attention. In addition to having my picture in the paper, my parents received a $100 gift certificate to the grocery store. In 1936 that amount of money purchased 2 overflowing carts full of necessities and "luxury" items that they normally couldn't afford. Years later, what a coincidence it was when I found out that my boss was also one of the 1936 leap year babies featured in that newspaper!
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