For some, Feb. 29 is reason to leap f...

For some, Feb. 29 is reason to leap for joy

There are 2 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Feb 29, 2008, titled For some, Feb. 29 is reason to leap for joy. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

On leap year day 2004, Alison Dermer sent her traveling boyfriend a video marriage proposal - becoming a modern adherent to an ancient custom.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Chicago Tribune.


Chicago, IL

#1 Feb 29, 2008
The Julian calendar did have leap years. The problem was it had them every 4 years instead of skipping years divisible by 100 (years divisible by 400 are still leap years though). In any event, it was 10 days ahead

Chicago, IL

#2 Feb 29, 2008
In any event, it was 10 days ahead when Pope Gregory modified the rules to handle.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Leap Day Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Midwest travel: True/False Film Fest fetes docs... Apr '16 sad 1
News Did You Work for Free on Leap Day? Mar '16 fire Snedecker 1
News Oklahoma woman, 84, reminisces on her 21st Leap... (Mar '12) Mar '12 bluestreak resurgent 2
News Dick Van Dyke, 86, marries Arlene Silver (Mar '12) Mar '12 Viagara 1
News Leap day babies relish unique birthdays (Feb '12) Mar '12 Always Wary 7
News NJ parachutists leap for Leap Day (Mar '12) Mar '12 PFfff 1
News Happy Leap Day from Johannesburg South Africa (Mar '12) Mar '12 Margaret 1
More from around the web