February 16 in History
What happened on February 16 in history?
A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on february 16 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on february 16 in history.
China and Japan sign a $20 billion trade pact, which is the most important move since the 1972 resumption of diplomatic ties.
The World Council of Churches being held in Geneva, urges immediate peace in Vietnam.
Four persons are held in a plot to blow up the Statue of Liberty, Liberty Bell and the Washington Monument.
Fidel Castro takes the oath as Cuban premier in Havana.
A U.S. flag flies over an outpost in Wilkes Land, Antarctica.
The FBI arrests 10 members of the Ku Klux Klan in North Carolina.
Stalin contends the U.N. is becoming the weapon of aggressive war.
American paratroopers land on Corregidor, in a campaign to liberate the Philippines.
Tojo outlines Japan’s war aims to the Diet, referring to “new order of coexistence” in East Asia.
The British destroyer HMS Cossack rescues British seamen from a German prison ship, the Altmark, in a Norwegian fjord.
Dupont patents a new thread, nylon, which will replace silk in a number of products and reduce costs.
Thousands of Socialists battle Communists at a rally in New York’s Madison Square Garden.
Bessie Smith makes her first recording “Down Hearted Blues.”
Columbia, South Carolina, surrenders to Federal troops.
Fort Donelson, Tennessee, falls to Grant‘s Federal forces, but not before Nathan Bedford Forrest escapes.
US Navy lieutenant Steven Decatur leads a small group of sailors into Tripoli harbor and burns the USS Philadelphia, captured earlier by Barbary pirates.
Cherokee Indians held hostage at Fort St. George are killed in revenge for Indian attacks on frontier settlements.