On This Day in History for February 16 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 134 of 134

  • 1978 1st Computer Bulletin Board System (Ward & Randy's CBBS, Chicago)
  • 1979 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk
  • 1980 Continuous traffic jam extends 176 km north of Lyons, France
  • 1982 Agatha Barbara elected as 1st female president of Malta
  • 1982 Assembled STS-3 vehicle moves from Vandenberg AFB to launch pad
  • 1983 The Ash Wednesday bushfires in Victoria and South Australia claim the lives of 75 people in Australia's worst ever fires.
  • 1985 The founding of Hezbollah.
  • 1986 French air force bombs Ouadi Doum airport in Chad
  • 1986 Karlstad skates world record 10 km (14:12.14)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1986 Mário Soares from the Socialist Party is elected the 1st civilian President of Portugal

President of Portugal Mário Soares
President of Portugal
Mário Soares
  • 1986 28th Daytona 500: Geoffrey Bodine wins (148.124 MPH)
  • 1987 John Demjanjuk, accused of being "Ivan the Terrible" trial begins
  • 1988 1st documented combat action by US military advisors in El Salvador
  • 1989 Egypt, Iraq, Jordan & North Yemen form common market
  • 1989 William Hayden becomes governor-general of Australia
  • 1991 Dutch PPR, Political Party Radicals, disbands
  • 1991 US female Figure Skating championship won by Tonya Harding
  • 1992 Former silver Goodyear blimps are now painted yellow & blue
  • 1992 34th Daytona 500: Davey Allison wins (160.256 MPH)
  • 1993 Western Australia's and Australia's first woman Premier, Carmen Lawrence, is voted out of office.
  • 1994 6.5 earthquake strikes SE Sumatra, kills 200
  • 1994 Johann Olav Koss skates world record 1500m (1:51.29)
  • 1994 Premier Alfonso Bustamente ends government in Peru
  • 1996 Gary Kirsten scores 188* for South Africa v UAE at Rawalpindi
  • 1997 39th Daytona 500: Jeff Gordon wins (148.295 MPH)
  • 1998 Tellabs Inc acquires Coherent Communications Systems for $670 million
  • 1999 Across Europe, Kurdish rebels take over embassies and hold hostages after Turkey arrested one of their rebel leaders, Abdullah Öcalan.
  • 2003 45th Daytona 500: Michael Waltrip wins (133.87 MPH)
  • 2005 The Kyoto Protocol comes into force following its ratification by Russia.
  • 2006 The last Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) is decommissioned by the United States Army.
  • 2013 84 people are killed and 190 are injured after a market bombing in Hazara Town, Pakistan
  • 2013 Anthony Carmona is elected President of Trinidad and Tobago
  • 2016 Former French President Nicholas Sarkozy is placed under investigation for campaign funds
  • 2016 China announces it will relocate 9,000 people in Guizhou province, before completion of world's largest telescope (FAST), designed to look for extraterrestrial life

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 104 of 104

  • 1968 Warren Ellis, British comic book writer
  • 1970 D.J. Wallis, American fitness competitor
  • 1977 Ian Clarke, Irish computer programmer
  • 1998 Mr Jefferson, Virginia, 1st cloned calf

Weddings in History


Deaths in History