On This Day

What Happened on February 16, 2017

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Car bomb in Bayaa, Baghdad kills at least 48, Islamic State claims responsibility. 3rd attack in 3 days
  • Suicide attack on shrine of Sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, Sehwan, Pakistan kills 72, Islamic State claims responsibility

Famous Deaths

  • Dick Bruna, Dutch illustrator (Miffy books), dies at 89