TVC E – Today is Monday, February 29 and it is the 60th day of 2016. There are 306 days left in the year. This is Leap Day.
Today’s Highlight in History:
1916: Singer, actress and TV personality Dinah Shore was born Frances Rose Shore in Winchester, Tennessee.
1504: Christopher Columbus, stranded in Jamaica during his fourth voyage to the West, used a correctly predicted lunar eclipse to frighten hostile natives into providing food for his crew.
2008: Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama accused rival Hillary Rodham Clinton of trying to “play on people’s fears to scare up votes” with a TV ad showing sleeping children and asking who would be more qualified to answer a national security emergency call at 3 a.m.
2012: Violent weather packing tornadoes continued to ravage the Midwest and South, resulting in some 15 deaths. Davy Jones, 66, the heartthrob singer who helped propel the made-for-TV rock band The Monkees to the top of the pop charts, died in Stuart, Florida.