Leap year

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LEAP YEAR. Vide Bissextile.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Before that, Sunderland were involved in a dramatic Leap Year Day game against Manchester United in an epic FA Cup quarterfinal in 1964.
"Leap Year's Diary," 2006-2016, comprises 366 handmade collages.
Leap years have a bit of folklore associated with them - for one, tradition dictates that on Leap Day, women propose to men instead of the other way around, the Telegraph reported.
Century years--1700, 1800, 1900, 2000--are leap years only if they are divisible by 400.
Seeing as it's a leap year, I celebrated with a meal out in Newcastle with all my family."
This particular year sees an extra day added at the end of February, an event that happens once every four years and is known as leap day - February 29 was added to the calendar in leap years as a corrective measure, because the Earth orbits around the sun in 365 days and six hours and not precisely in 365 days.
Catch an Oscar-winning film The Oscars are set to be handed out in LA on Sunday, so why not spend your leap year day catching up with some of the nominees?
| Edward Brogden, will be celebrating his 16th birthday today - only the fourth time the teenager has celebrated his birthday on the leap year
This means if a year is divisible by 100, it will "not" be a leap year. However, if the year is divisible by 400, it will be back to being a leap year, and the cycle is reset.
It seems the folklore belief of waiting until a leap year to propose is on the decline, as the survey highlighted that 62% of women wouldn't wait until a leap year if they did decide to take the plunge and propose.
1 The leap year's extra day is vital because a complete orbit around the sun takes slightly longer than 365 days: 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds longer, to be exact.
So, we enter this leap year with a degree of uncertainty.