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  • Rome, Italy
    Tuesday Feb 16, 0269

    Valentine's Day

    Saint Valentine's death

    Rome, Italy
    Tuesday Feb 16, 0269

    Saint Valentine was martyred by emperor Claudius II Gothicus and was buried in via falminia.




  • Spain
    Tuesday Feb 16, 1808

    Napoleon

    Napoleon announced that he would intervene to mediate between the rival political factions in the country

    Spain
    Tuesday Feb 16, 1808

    Throughout the winter of 1808, French agents became increasingly involved in Spanish internal affairs, attempting to incite discord between members of the Spanish royal family. On 16 February 1808, secret French machinations finally materialized when Napoleon announced that he would intervene to mediate between the rival political factions in the country.




  • Germany
    Monday Feb 16, 1925

    Adolf Hitler

    NSDAP returned

    Germany
    Monday Feb 16, 1925

    The meeting paved the way for the ban on the NSDAP to be lifted on 16 February.




  • Spain
    Sunday Feb 16, 1936

    Francisco Franco

    Spanish general election, 1936

    Spain
    Sunday Feb 16, 1936

    After the ruling centre-right coalition collapsed amid the Straperlo corruption scandal, new elections were scheduled. Two wide coalitions formed: the Popular Front on the left, ranging from Republican Union to Communists, and the Frente Nacional on the right, ranging from the centre radicals to the conservative Carlists. On 16 February 1936, the left won by a narrow margin.




  • Havana, Cuba
    Monday Feb 16, 1959

    Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Castro took on the role of Prime Minister

    Havana, Cuba
    Monday Feb 16, 1959

    The presidency fell to Castro's chosen candidate, the lawyer Manuel Urrutia Lleó, while members of the MR-26-7 took control of most positions in the cabinet. On 16 February 1959, Castro himself took on the role of Prime Minister. Dismissing the need for elections, Castro proclaimed the new administration an example of direct democracy, in which the Cuban populace could assemble en masse at demonstrations and express their democratic will to him personally. Critics instead condemned the new regime as un-democratic.




  • Havana, Cuba
    Monday Feb 16, 1959

    Fidel Castro

    The Prime Minister of Cuba

    Havana, Cuba
    Monday Feb 16, 1959

    On 16 February 1959, Castro was sworn in as Prime Minister of Cuba.




  • Havana, Cuba
    Monday Feb 16, 1959

    Raúl Castro

    The Minister of Defence

    Havana, Cuba
    Monday Feb 16, 1959

    He was appointed Minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces when it was founded in October 1959 and served in that capacity until February 2008.


  • Cyprus
    Sunday Feb 16, 1964

    Cypriot intercommunal violence

    The Guardian reported a massacre of Turks

    Cyprus
    Sunday Feb 16, 1964

    The Guardian reported a massacre of Turks at Limassol on 16 February 1964.


  • India
    Thursday Feb 16, 1967

    Indira Gandhi

    The First Electoral Test for Indira

    India
    Thursday Feb 16, 1967

    The first electoral test for Indira was the 1967 general elections for the Lok Sabha and state assemblies. The Congress Party won a reduced majority for the Lok Sabha in these elections owing to widespread disenchantment over rising prices of commodities, unemployment, economic stagnation and a food crisis. Gandhi herself was elected to Lok Sabha from the Raebareli constituency.


  • The Hague, the Netherlands
    Tuesday Feb 16, 1982

    Carlos the Jackal

    2 of the Group are arrested

    The Hague, the Netherlands
    Tuesday Feb 16, 1982

    On 16 February 1982, two of the group—Swiss terrorist Bruno Breguet and Carlos' wife Magdalena Kopp—were arrested in Paris, in a car containing explosives. Following the arrest, a letter was sent to the French embassy in The Hague demanding their immediate release. Meanwhile, Carlos unsuccessfully lobbied the French government for their release.


  • Australia
    Wednesday Feb 16, 1983

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    Ash Wednesday Bushfires

    Australia
    Wednesday Feb 16, 1983

    The Ash Wednesday bushfires, known in South Australia as Ash Wednesday II, were a series of bushfires that occurred in south-eastern Australia on 16 February 1983, which was Ash Wednesday in the Christian calendar. In Victoria 47 people died. There were 28 deaths in South Australia. This included 14 CFA and 3 CFS volunteer fire-fighters who died across both states that day.


  • Kuwait
    Saturday Feb 16, 1991

    Gulf War

    Iraqi vehicles appeared to be performing reconnaissance

    Kuwait
    Saturday Feb 16, 1991

    On 16 February 1991 several groups of Iraqi vehicles appeared to be performing reconnaissance on the Task Force and were driven away by fire from 4–3 FA.


  • Chiang Kai-shek International Airport
    Monday Feb 16, 1998
    20 PM

    Plane Accidents

    Airbus A300B4-622R

    Chiang Kai-shek International Airport
    Monday Feb 16, 1998
    20 PM

    Airbus A300B4-622R, China Airlines Flight 676, On February 16, 1998, en route from Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali, Indonesia, to Chiang Kai-shek International Airport (now Taoyuan International Airport), Taiwan, crashed into a road and residential neighborhood in Taoyuan, Taiwan, killing 182 passengers, 14 crew, and 7 people on the ground. An investigation determined that when the control tower ordered the pilot to abort his landing and "go around" for a second attempt, the pilot, who had unintentionally released the plane's autopilot, did nothing to take control of the plane for 11 seconds as he apparently thought the autopilot would initiate the go-around. As the aircraft approached the airport, the pilot executed a sudden steep ascent that produced a stall and crash.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Feb 16, 2015

    Bitcoin

    Release 0.10 of the software was made public

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Feb 16, 2015

    Release 0.10 of the software was made public on 16 February 2015. It introduced a consensus library which gave programmers easy access to the rules governing consensus on the network. In version, 0.11.2 developers added a new feature that allowed transactions to be made unspendable until a specific time in the future.


  • Lombardy, Italy
    Sunday Feb 16, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Italy first virus spread

    Lombardy, Italy
    Sunday Feb 16, 2020

    On 16 February, as the 38-year-old man's condition worsened, he went to Codogno Hospital, reporting respiratory problems. Initially, there was no suspicion of COVID-19, so no additional precautionary measures were taken, and the virus was able to infect other patients and health workers. Later, the patient, his pregnant wife, and a friend tested positive. Three more cases were confirmed on the same day after the patients reported symptoms of pneumonia. Thereafter, extensive screenings and checks were performed on everyone that had possibly been in contact or near the infected subjects.


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