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February 27 2016 Today in History Newsletter

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Hi there!
Two articles this week, just in time to feature in February. Such a short month! I found some amusing events in the last couple of days, though.
Here are the week’s features from Today in History at BellaOnline:
Webster's International Dictionary
The Discovery of Dord

“Dord” was discovered by a lexicographer on February 28, 1939. This was back when a dictionary was a 3,000-page tome, not a search engine with a hidden word list. You’ve never heard of “dord”? Don’t worry – there is a valid reason.
February 29
February Ends on a Leap Day

So rare that maybe it should be a national holiday, February 29 leaps out when we glance at the calendar this year. But did you know there were once too many leap days? And would you sign a petition to make it a national holiday?
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Happy leap year!
Lane Graciano, Today in History editor
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