February 16 in History – What happened on 16 February in Past

✅ Published on February 16th, 2021 in February in History

16 February - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, February 16 is the day number 47 in a given year. February 16 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

February 16 in History - Top Historical Events ⚡

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1270Livonian Crusade: In the Battle of Karuse, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania achieved a decisive victory over the Livonian Order on the frozen surface of the Baltic Sea.
1723Louis XV of France received a majority with a logo.
1745Thorle Madhavrao, the fourth Peshwa of the Maratha community, was born.
1751Gray's "LG Living in Country Church Yard" was first published.
1760Native American hostages died at Fort Prince George, South Carolina.
1769The first planned horse racing was organized in Accra, Calcutta (now Kolkata).
1796Great Britain was granted control of Ceylon by the Dutch.
1804United States Navy Lieutenant Stephen Decatur led a raid to destroy the captured USS Philadelphia in Tripoli, denying her use to the Barbary States in the First Barbary War.
1846The Sobrian war brought an end to the Sikh war in India.
1862American Civil War-Union victory in the Battle of Fort Donelson gave General Ulysses S. Grant the nickname 'Unconditional Surrender' Grant.
1896The famous poet, litterateur and writer of Hindi, Suryakant Tripathi Nirala was born.
1901India's famous nationalist, social reformer, scholar and jurist Mahadev Govind Ranade died.
1914The first aircraft flew between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
1918The Council of Lithuania signed the Act of Independence of Lithuania, proclaiming the restoration of anindependent Lithuania governed by democratic principles, despite the presence of German troops in the country during World War I.
1923English archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter unsealedthe burial chamber of Tutankhamun, an Egyptian Pharaohof the eighteenth dynasty.
1938Eminent Bengali litterateur Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay died.
1940Second World War-The British Royal Navy boarded and captured the German tanker Altmark and freed 299 captured British sailors.
1943Second World War-Norwegian commandos trained by the British Special Operations Executive destroyed a factory to prevent the German nuclear energy project from acquiring heavy water.
1944Dadasaheb Phalke, father of Hindi cinema, died at the age of 74 in Nashik.
1946The Sikorsky S-51, the first helicopter to be built for civilian instead of military use, made its first flight.
1946For the first time the Soviet Union representative in the United Nations exercised the veto right.
1959Fidel Castro, the revolutionary leader in Cuba, became the youngest Prime Minister in Cuban history at 32 years.
1961The DuSable Museum, the first museum dedicated to the study andconservation of African American history, culture, and art, waschartered.
1966Indian educationist and freedom fighter Sadhu Vaswani died.
1969A stamp was issued on the 100th death anniversary of Mirza Ghalib.
1977Archbishop Janani Luwum of the Church of Uganda, a leadingvoice against the regime of Idi Amin, was arrested for treason andmurdered the next day.
1982Jawaharlal Nehru International Gold Cup Football Tournament was organized for the first time in Kolkata (then Calcutta).
1983The Ash Wednesday bushfires burned 513, 979 acres (2, 080 km2) in South Australia and 518, 921 acres (2, 100 km2) in Victoria, killing 75 people and injuring 2, 676 others.
1985The Hizballah Program was released, describing the ideologyand goals of the Shia Islamic political and paramilitary organizationHizballah.
1993Sandra Volker made a world record by swimming 50m backstroke in about 28.33 seconds.
1994An earthquake of magnitude 6.5 stroked at south east Sumatra and it killed 200 people.
1996Gary Kirsten scores 188* for South Africa vs. UAE at Rawalpindi.
1997Paul Stokowski wins Hawaiian Golf Open.
1998Tellabs Inc. acquires Coherent Communications Systems for $670 million.
2005The Kyoto Protocol, an amendment to the international treaty onclimate change, entered into force.
2005The Kyoto Treaty to protect the environment came into existence seven years after several major countries of the world agreed.
2010The Queen Mary 2 make her first port call in China at the Port of Shanghai, since her maiden voyage in 2004.
2011Lance Armstrong announces his official retirement from professional cycling.
2012Anthony Shadid, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and the Middle East correspondent for the New York Times, dies at 43 of an acute asthma attack.
2013A 6.2 earthquake occurred near the Philippine island of Mindanao fortunately with no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
201384 people were killed and 190 injured in a bomb blast at a market in Hazara town of Pakistan.
2014Eleven illegal gold miners were rescued from a collapsed shaft and the remaining men were refused to surface upon learning that the rescued men have been immediately arrested. Over 200 miners were still remained in the shaft.



Famous Birthdays of February 16 😀:

YearName / Profession / Country
1944António Mascarenhas Monteiro / Politician / Cape Verde
1977Ahman Green / Footballer / United States of America
1497Philip Melanchthon / Astronomer / Germany
1952James Ingram / Writer / United States of America
1931Ken Takakura / Actor / Japan
1939Adolfo Azcuna / Lawyer / Philippines
1304Jayaatu Khan Tugh Temür / Emperor / China
1988Diego Capel / Footballer / Spain
1929Gerhard Hanappi / Footballer / Austria
1901Chester Morris / Actor / United States of America
1822Francis Galton / Biologist / United Kingdom
1922Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer / Soldier / Germany
1960Pete Willis / Writer / United Kingdom
1904James Baskett / Actor / United States of America
1952William Katt / Actor / United States of America
1904George F. Kennan / Historian / Ireland
1727Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin / Botanist / Austria
1944Richard Ford / Writer / United States of America
1958Oscar Schmidt / Basketball Player / Brazil
1921Vera-Ellen / Actress / United States of America
1951Barry Foote / Baseball Player / United States of America
1845George Kennan / Journalist / United States of America
1982Aleksandr Dmitrijev / Footballer / Estonia
1876G. M. Trevelyan / Academic / United Kingdom
1934August Coppola / Author / United States of America
1972Jerome Bettis / Footballer / United States of America
1985Simon Francis / Footballer / United Kingdom
1909Richard McDonald / Business Man / United States of America
1898Katharine Cornell / Actress / United States of America
1990The Weeknd / Singer / Canada

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