The following events took place on February 16. The list is arranged in chronological order.
Found 45 events. Showing 31 - 45.
- 1968In Haleyville, Alabama, the first 9-1-1 emergency telephone system goes into service.
- 1978The first computer bulletin board system is created (CBBS in Chicago).
- 1983The Ash Wednesday bushfires in Victoria and South Australia kill 75.
- 1985Hezbollah is founded.
- 1986The Soviet liner MS Mikhail Lermontov runs aground in the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand.
- 1987The trial of John Demjanjuk, accused of being a Nazi guard dubbed “Ivan the Terrible” in Treblinka extermination camp, starts in Jerusalem.
- 1991Nicaraguan Contras leader Enrique Bermúdez is assassinated in Managua.
- 1998China 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.
- 1999In Uzbekistan, a bomb explodes and gunfire is heard at the government headquarters in an apparent assassination attempt against President Islom Karimov.
- 1999Across Europe, Kurdish rebels take over embassies and hold hostages after Turkey arrests one of their rebel leaders, Abdullah Öcalan.
- 2005The Kyoto Protocol comes into force, following its ratification by Russia.
- 2005The National Hockey League cancels the entire 2004-2005 regular season and playoffs.
- 2006The last Mobile army surgical hospital (MASH) is decommissioned by the United States Army.
- 2013A bomb blast at a market in Hazara Town in Quetta, Pakistan kills more than 80 people and injures 190 others.
- 2015A CSX train crashes in Mount Carbon, West Virginia resulting in large fires.
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