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History & Tiki Trivia: February 29

History & Tiki Trivia: February 29

45 BC  Emperor Julius Caesar creates the concept of Leap year

1504  Explorer Christopher Columbus uses a lunar eclipse to frighten hostile Jamaican Indians.

1692  Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne and West Indian slave Tituba are the first to be accused of Witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts.

1832  Charles Darwin describes walking through the tropical forests of Bahia in Brazil as being in “transports of pleasure”.