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February 16 Historical Events

The following events took place on February 16. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 45 events. Showing 31 - 45.

  • 1968
    In Haleyville, Alabama, the first 9-1-1 emergency telephone system goes into service.
  • 1978
    The first computer bulletin board system is created (CBBS in Chicago).
  • 1983
    The Ash Wednesday bushfires in Victoria and South Australia kill 75.
  • 1985
    Hezbollah is founded.
  • 1986
    The Soviet liner MS Mikhail Lermontov runs aground in the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand.
  • 1987
    The trial of John Demjanjuk, accused of being a Nazi guard dubbed “Ivan the Terrible” in Treblinka extermination camp, starts in Jerusalem.
  • 1991
    Nicaraguan Contras leader Enrique Bermúdez is assassinated in Managua.
  • 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.
  • 1999
    In Uzbekistan, a bomb explodes and gunfire is heard at the government headquarters in an apparent assassination attempt against President Islom Karimov.
  • 1999
    Across Europe, Kurdish rebels take over embassies and hold hostages after Turkey arrests one of their rebel leaders, Abdullah Öcalan.
  • 2005
    The Kyoto Protocol comes into force, following its ratification by Russia.
  • 2005
    The National Hockey League cancels the entire 2004-2005 regular season and playoffs.
  • 2006
    The last Mobile army surgical hospital (MASH) is decommissioned by the United States Army.
  • 2013
    A bomb blast at a market in Hazara Town in Quetta, Pakistan kills more than 80 people and injures 190 others.
  • 2015
    A CSX train crashes in Mount Carbon, West Virginia resulting in large fires.

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