February 16 in History – What happened on 16 February in Past

16 February - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

In India and world history February 16 has a special significance, because on this day there have been many such incidents which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let us know that some of the most important events that will increase your general knowledge. The collected facts will be such as: the people born on this day, the passing of the famous persons, the war pact, the freedom of any country, the invention of new technologies, the change of power, the important national and international day etc

What happened on February 16 in history:

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1993Sandra Volker made a world record by swimming 50m backstroke in about 28.33 seconds.
1994An earthquake of magnitude 6.5 stroked at south east Sumatra and it killed 200 people.
1996Gary Kirsten scores 188* for South Africa vs. UAE at Rawalpindi.
1997Paul Stokowski wins Hawaiian Golf Open.
1998Tellabs Inc. acquires Coherent Communications Systems for $670 million.
2010The Queen Mary 2 make her first port call in China at the Port of Shanghai, since her maiden voyage in 2004.
2011Lance Armstrong announces his official retirement from professional cycling.
2012Anthony Shadid, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and the Middle East correspondent for the New York Times, dies at 43 of an acute asthma attack.
2013A 6.2 earthquake occurred near the Philippine island of Mindanao fortunately with no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
2014Eleven illegal gold miners were rescued from a collapsed shaft and the remaining men were refused to surface upon learning that the rescued men have been immediately arrested. Over 200 miners were still remained in the shaft.

List of February 16 famous birthdays:

YearName / Profession / Country

List of February 16 famous Indian birthdays:

YearName / Profession / Country
1909Murugapillai Navratnaswami / Swimmer / India
1920I.S. Jauhar / Actor / India
1978Wasim Jaffer / Cricketer / India

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