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What Happened on February 16th This Day in History

Year Name
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.
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.
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.
1943 World War II: In the early phases of the Third Battle of Kharkov, Red Army troops re-enter the city.
1940 World War II: Altmark Incident: The German tanker Altmark is boarded by sailors from the British destroyer HMS Cossack. 299 British prisoners are freed.
1937 Wallace H. Carothers receives a United States patent for nylon.
1936 Elections bring the Popular Front to power in Spain.
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.
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.
116 Emperor Trajan sends laureatae to the Roman Senate at Rome on account of his victories and conquest of Parthia.
Famous People Born on February 16

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Year Name
1821 Heinrich Barth, German explorer and scholar (d. 1865)
1978 Tia Hellebaut, Belgian high jumper and chemist
1958 Herb Williams, American basketball player and coach
1972 Darrell Trindall, Australian rugby league player
1932 Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, Sierra Leonean economist, lawyer, and politician, 3rd President of Sierra Leone (d. 2014)
1987 Hasheem Thabeet, Tanzanian basketball player
1304 Jayaatu Khan Tugh Temür, Chinese emperor (d. 1332)
1904 James Baskett, African-American actor and singer (d. 1948)
1971 Michael Avenatti, American attorney and pundit
1972 Naomi Nishida, Japanese actress
Famous People Deaths On February 16

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Date Name
1977 Janani Luwum, bishop, Church of Uganda, martyr (b. c.1922)
1977 Rózsa Péter, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1905)
2012 Gary Carter, American baseball player and coach (b. 1954)
1961 Dazzy Vance, American baseball player (b. 1891)
1754 Richard Mead, English physician (b. 1673)
2015 Lasse Braun, Algerian-Italian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1936)
1997 Chien-Shiung Wu, Chinese-American physicist and academic (b. 1912)
1919 Vera Kholodnaya, Ukrainian actress (b. 1893)
2013 Grigory Pomerants, Russian philosopher and author (b. 1918)
2001 William Masters, American gynecologist and sexologist (b. 1915)