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Today in History  February 29
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1790

The U.S. Congress authorized the first census.

1803

Ohio became the 17th state in the United States.

1864

Rebecca Lee was the first black woman awarded a medical degree.

1867

Nebraska became the 37th state in the United States.

1872

Yellowstone became the world's first National Park.

1932

The 20-month-old son of Charles Lindbergh was kidnapped.

1961

President John F. Kennedy signed a signed an executive order establishing the Peace Corps.

1981

IRA member Bobby Sands began a hunger strike in Maze Prison; he would die 65 days later.

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