The Rarest Day of the Year: February 29

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Can you name the missing part in these February 29 events?

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YearMissing PieceEvent
1704French and Native American forces launch a raid on the English settlement of Deerfield, Massachusetts and kill 56 villagers during (this war).
1712A 30th day is added to February 1712 in (this European country) in order to revert back to the Julian calendar.
1796Americans agreed to increase trade with the British, and Britain agreed to vacate western forts in the US after the signing of (this treaty), chiefly negotiated by a Supreme Court justice
1864The Kilpatrick-Dahlgren raid attempts to free 15,000 captives near Richmond, Virginia, and fails during (this war).
1892(This Florida city), generally considered to share a metro area with Tampa, is incorporated
1916(This American singer) of the big band era, also known for her self-titled variety show and sign-offs involving enthusiastic kisses, was born.
1932(This former Oklahoma governor) is featured in 'Time' after announcing his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination
1940Hattie McDaniel becomes the first African-American to win an Academy Award after playing Mammy in (this iconic movie).
1956(This former U.S. army general) announces that he will run for a second presidential term.
1960(This popular comic strip) by Bil Keane, still produced today by his son, makes its debut.
1972(This baseball star), once record holder of most career home runs, signs the first $200,000 contract in MLB history.
1980(This hockey star) scores his 800th goal while playing for the Hartford Whalers, although he is most known as a Detroit Red Wing.
1988(This South African archbishop and fervent opponent of apartheid) is arrested along with 100 others after a demonstration in Cape Town.
1988Svend Robinson becomes the first Canadian Parliament member to admit to being (this).
1996123 people are killed after Faucett Flight 251 crashes in (this South American mountain range).
2004Jean-Bertrand Aristide is removed from his role as the President of (this Caribbean nation) following a coup.

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