On This Day

February 17, 2016 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • Car bomb attack on military convoy in Ankara, Turkey, by Kurdish militant eaves 28 dead
  • Channing Dungey announced new President of ABC Entertainment Group, first African-American to lead a major US broadcast network

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Chief executive Tim Cook confirms Apple will contest an FBI order to unlock the phone of San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook

CEO of Apple Tim Cook
CEO of Apple
Tim Cook
  • Oldest known case of human-Neanderthal sex (100,000 yrs ago) revealed by Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Leipzig), 50,000 yr old Neanderthal woman's remains from Altai mountains show traces of Homo Sapiens DNA