#February 29, 1504: The crafty Christopher Columbus’ leap year trick

Anyone born on February 29th would not consider themselves lucky. For istance, they have a real birthday only once every four years, when it is a leap year, such this 2019. The list of famous people born on this day is very short and research shows that rapper Ja Rule as possibly the most well known (but who is he?), or american singer Mark Foster. However, leap years are considered by some to be lucky and, according to some superstition, any enterprise started on February 29th is certain to succeed.…

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