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What Happened on February 16th This Day in History

Year Name
2021 Five thousand people gathered in the town of Kherrata, Bejaia Province to mark the two year anniversary of the Hirak protest movement. Demonstrations had been suspended because of the COVID-19 pandemic in Algeria.
2013 A bomb blast at a market in Hazara Town, Quetta, Pakistan kills more than 80 people and injures 190 others.
2006 The last Mobile army surgical hospital (MASH) is decommissioned by the United States Army.
2005 The Kyoto Protocol comes into force, following its ratification by Russia.
2005 The National Hockey League cancels the entire 2004–05 regular season and playoffs.
2000 Emery Worldwide Airlines Flight 17 crashes near Sacramento Mather Airport in Rancho Cordova, California, killing all three aboard.
1998 China Airlines Flight 676 crashes into a road and residential area near Chiang Kai-shek International Airport in Taiwan, killing all 196 aboard and seven more on the ground.
1996 A Chicago-bound Amtrak train, the Capitol Limited, collides with a MARC commuter train bound for Washington, D.C., killing 11 people.
1991 Nicaraguan Contras leader Enrique Bermúdez is assassinated in Managua.
1986 The Soviet liner MS Mikhail Lermontov runs aground in the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand.
1986 China Airlines Flight 2265 crashes into the Pacific Ocean near Penghu Airport in Taiwan, killing all 13 aboard.
1985 Hezbollah is founded.
1983 The Ash Wednesday bushfires in Victoria and South Australia kill 75.
1978 The first computer bulletin board system is created (CBBS in Chicago).
1968 In Haleyville, Alabama, the first 9-1-1 emergency telephone system goes into service.
1968 Civil Air Transport Flight 010 crashes near Shongshan Airport in Taiwan, killing 21 of the 63 people on board and one more on the ground.
1962 The Great Sheffield Gale impacts the United Kingdom, killing nine people; the city of Sheffield is devastated, with 150,000 homes damaged.
1962 Flooding in the coastal areas of West Germany kills 315 and destroys the homes of about 60,000 people.
1961 Explorer program: Explorer 9 (S-56a) is launched.
1960 The U.S. Navy submarine USS Triton begins Operation Sandblast, setting sail from New London, Connecticut, to begin the first submerged circumnavigation of the globe.
1959 Fidel Castro becomes Premier of Cuba after dictator Fulgencio Batista was overthrown on January 1.
1945 World War II: American forces land on Corregidor Island in the Philippines.
1945 The Alaska Equal Rights Act of 1945, the first anti-discrimination law in the United States, was signed into law.
1943 World War II: In the early phases of the Third Battle of Kharkov, Red Army troops re-enter the city.
1942 World War II: In Athens, the Greek People's Liberation Army is established
1942 World War II: Attack on Aruba, first World War II German shots fired on a land based object in the Americas.
1940 World War II: Altmark incident: The German tanker Altmark is boarded by sailors from the British destroyer HMS Cossack. A total of 299 British prisoners are freed.
1937 Wallace H. Carothers receives a United States patent for nylon.
1936 The Popular Front wins the 1936 Spanish general election.
1934 The Austrian Civil War ends with the defeat of the Social Democrats and the Republikanischer Schutzbund.
1930 The Romanian Football Federation joins FIFA.
1923 Howard Carter unseals the burial chamber of Pharaoh Tutankhamun.
1918 The Council of Lithuania unanimously adopts the Act of Independence, declaring Lithuania an independent state.
1900 The Southern Cross expedition led by Carsten Borchgrevink achieved a new Farthest South of 78° 50'S, making the first landing at the Great Ice Barrier.
1899 Iceland's first football club, Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur, is founded.
1881 The Canadian Pacific Railway is incorporated by Act of Parliament at Ottawa (44th Vic., c.1).
1866 Spencer Compton Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington becomes British Secretary of State for War.
1862 American Civil War: General Ulysses S. Grant captures Fort Donelson, Tennessee.
1804 First Barbary War: Stephen Decatur leads a raid to burn the pirate-held frigate USS Philadelphia.
1796 Colombo in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) falls to the British, completing their invasion of Ceylon.
1742 Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington, becomes British Prime Minister.
1699 First Leopoldine Diploma is issued by the Holy Roman Emperor, recognizing the Greek Catholic clergy enjoyed the same privileges as Roman Catholic priests in the Principality of Transylvania.
1646 Battle of Torrington, Devon: The last major battle of the first English Civil War.
1630 Dutch forces led by Hendrick Lonck capture Olinda in what was to become part of Dutch Brazil.
1270 Grand Duchy of Lithuania defeats the Livonian Order in the Battle of Karuse.
1249 Andrew of Longjumeau is dispatched by Louis IX of France as his ambassador to meet with the Khagan of the Mongol Empire.
Famous People Born on February 16

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Year Name
1994 Federico Bernardeschi, Italian footballer
1954 Margaux Hemingway, American model and actress (d. 1996)
1932 Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, Sierra Leonean economist, lawyer, and politician, 3rd President of Sierra Leone (d. 2014)
1994 Ava Max, American singer and songwriter
1978 John Tartaglia, American actor, singer, and puppeteer
1989 Elizabeth Olsen, American actress
1620 Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg (d. 1688)
1981 Qyntel Woods, American basketball player
1419 John I, Duke of Cleves (d. 1481)
1916 Bill Doggett, African-American pianist and composer (d. 1996)
Famous People Deaths On February 16

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Date Name
1820 Georg Carl von Döbeln, Swedish general (b. 1758)
1899 Félix Faure, French merchant and politician, 7th President of France (b. 1841)
2001 Howard W. Koch, American director and producer (b. 1916)
1919 Vera Kholodnaya, Ukrainian actress (b. 1893)
1974 John Garand, Canadian-American engineer, designed the M1 Garand Rifle (b. 1888)
1990 Keith Haring, American painter and activist (b. 1958)
1932 Ferdinand Buisson, French academic and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1841)
1721 James Craggs the Younger, English politician, Secretary of State for the Southern Department (b. 1686)
1862 William Pennington American lawyer and politician, 13th Governor of New Jersey, 23rd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1796)
1977 Janani Luwum, bishop, Church of Uganda, martyr (b. c.1922)