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"Leap Year" Baby Born at Millard Fillmore Suburban
Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital introduced their first “Leap Year” baby, Cooper Matthew Francis. Little Cooper came into the world at 5:15 a.m. yesterday February 29th, weighing eight pounds and six ounces (8lbs; 6 oz). He is 21 ¼ inches long. The proud parents, Jill Hann and Matthew Francis, are from Perry, New York.
February 29th, known as a Leap Day in the Gregorian calendar, is a date that occurs in most years that are evenly divisible by four, such as 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016. Traditionally, February has 28 days; in leap years there are 29 days. For babies like Cooper, having a February 29 birthday means they only celebrate their actual birthday once every four years!
According to published reports, your chances of being born on Leap Day are about 1 in 1,500. If you are born on a Leap Day, most states – for driver’s license purposes - consider March 1st the official day.
There are about 187,000 people in the United States and 4 million people in the world who were born on Leap Day.