On This Day

Historical Events on February 16 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 212 of 212

  • 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
  • 2017 Suicide attack on shrine of Sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, Sehwan, Pakistan kills 72, Islamic State claims responsibility
  • 2017 Car bomb in Bayaa, Baghdad kills at least 48, Islamic State claims responsibility. 3rd attack in 3 days
  • 2018 More than 100,00 orangutans killed in Borneo since 1999 according to study published in "Current Biology"
  • 2018 National state of emergency declared in Ethiopia in wake of anti-government protests
  • 2018 Sochi (2014) Olympic downhill champion Matthias Mayer of Austria wins the super-G gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Games
  • 2018 Swiss cross country skier Dario Cologna wins 4th career Olympic gold medal in the 15k freestyle in Pyeongchang; wins event in Vancouver (2010), and 15k classical & 30k skiathlon in Sochi (2014)
  • 2019 Needing 78 for an unlikely victory, Sri Lanka's Kusal Perera 153no and Vishwa Fernando 6no put on a record 10th wicket stand for a 1 wicket win vs South Africa in the 1st cricket Test in Durban
  • 2019 India's new high-speed train the Vande Bharat Express breaks down on its first return trip on Delhi to Varanasi route
  • 2019 69th Berlin International Film Festival: Israeli film "Synonyms" wins the Golden Bear

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2019 Pope Francis defrocks ex-cardinal and archbishop of Washington Theodore McCarrick for sexually abusing minors and adults. First Cardinal to be removed for sexual abuse.