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February 16th, 2006 (February 16 2006)EventThe last Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) is decommissioned by the United States Army.
February 16th, 2005 (February 16 2005)EventThe Kyoto Protocol comes into force, following its ratification by Russia.
February 16th, 2005 (February 16 2005)EventThe National Hockey League cancels the entire 2004-2005 regular season and playoffs, becoming the first major sports league in North America to do so over a labor dispute.
February 16th, 1999 (February 16 1999)EventIn Uzbekistan, a bomb explodes and gunfire is heard at the government headquarters in an apparent assassination attempt against President Islom Karimov.
February 16th, 1999 (February 16 1999)EventAcross Europe, Kurdish rebels take over embassies and hold hostages after Turkey arrested one of their rebel leaders, Abdullah Ocalan.
February 16th, 1993 (February 16 1993)EventWestern Australia s and Australia s first woman Premier, Carmen Lawrence, is voted out of office.
February 16th, 1987 (February 16 1987)EventThe trial of John Demjanjuk, accused of being a Nazi guard dubbed "Ivan the Terrible" in Treblinka extermination camp, starts in Jerusalem.
February 16th, 1986 (February 16 1986)EventThe Soviet liner Mikhail Lermontov runs aground in the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand.
February 16th, 1985 (February 16 1985)EventThe founding of Hezbollah.
February 16th, 1983 (February 16 1983)EventThe Ash Wednesday bushfires in Victoria and South Australia claim the lives of 75 people in Australia s worst ever fires.
February 16th, 1978 (February 16 1978)EventThe first computer bulletin board system is created (CBBS in Chicago, Illinois).
February 16th, 1968 (February 16 1968)EventIn Haleyville, Alabama, the first 9-1-1 emergency telephone system goes into service.
February 16th, 1961 (February 16 1961)EventExplorer program: Explorer 9 (S-56a) is launched.
February 16th, 1959 (February 16 1959)EventFidel Castro becomes Premier of Cuba after dictator Fulgencio Batista was overthrown on January 1.Fidel Castro Quotes
February 16th, 1957 (February 16 1957)EventThe "Toddlers Truce", a controversial television closedown between 6.00pm and 7.00pm was abolished in the United Kingdom.
February 16th, 1947 (February 16 1947)EventCanadians granted Canadian citizenship after 80 years of being British subjects. Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King becomes the first Canadian citizen.William Lyon Mackenzie King Quotes
February 16th, 1945 (February 16 1945)EventWorld War II: American forces land on Corregidor island in the Philippines.
February 16th, 1943 (February 16 1943)EventWorld War II: The USSR reconquers Kharkov.
February 16th, 1940 (February 16 1940)EventWorld War II: Altmark Incident: The German tanker Altmark is boarded by sailors from the British destroyer HMS Cossack. 299 British prisoners are freed.
February 16th, 1937 (February 16 1937)EventWallace H. Carothers receives a patent for nylon.
February 16th, 1936 (February 16 1936)EventElections bring the Popular Front to power in Spain.
February 16th, 1934 (February 16 1934)EventAustrian Civil War ends with the defeat of the Social Democrats and the Republican Schutzbund.
February 16th, 1934 (February 16 1934)EventCommission of Government is sworn in as form of direct rule for the Dominion of Newfoundland.
February 16th, 1923 (February 16 1923)EventHoward Carter unseals the burial chamber of Pharaoh Tutankhamun.Howard Carter Quotes
February 16th, 1918 (February 16 1918)EventThe Council of Lithuania unanimously adopts the Act of Independence, declaring Lithuania an independent state.
February 16th, 1899 (February 16 1899)EventPresident Felix Faure of France dies in office.
February 16th, 1899 (February 16 1899)EventKnattspyrnufelag Reykjavikur Iceland s first football club is founded.
February 16th, 1868 (February 16 1868)EventIn New York City the Jolly Corks organization is renamed the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (BPOE).
February 16th, 1866 (February 16 1866)EventSpencer Compton Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington becomes the British Secretary of State for War.
February 16th, 1862 (February 16 1862)EventAmerican Civil War: General Ulysses S. Grant captures Fort Donelson, Tennessee.Ulysses S. Grant Quotes
February 16th, 1859 (February 16 1859)EventThe French Government passes a law to set the A-note above middle C to a frequency of 435 Hz, in an attempt to standardize the pitch.
February 16th, 1852 (February 16 1852)EventStudebaker Brothers wagon company, precursor of the automobile manufacturer, is established.
February 16th, 1838 (February 16 1838)EventWeenen Massacre: Hundreds of Voortrekkers along the Blaukraans River, Natal are killed by Zulus.
February 16th, 1804 (February 16 1804)EventFirst Barbary War: Stephen Decatur leads a raid to burn the pirate-held frigate USS Philadelphia.
February 16th, 1742 (February 16 1742)EventSpencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington, becomes British Prime Minister.
February 16th, 1646 (February 16 1646)EventBattle of Great Torrington, Devonthe last major battle of the first English Civil War. Devo Quotes
February 16th, 1249 (February 16 1249)EventAndrew of Longjumeau is dispatched by Louis IX of France as his ambassador to meet with the Khan of the Mongols. Louis IX of France Quotes

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