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16 February: On This Day In History | What Special Day Is Today?


16 February: Thinking about what special day is today?

Check out this post to see what happened on this day in history on 16th February!

16 February: On This Day In History | What Special Day Is Today?

What Happened Today? On This Day in History: 16 February

    • In 1937, Nylon was patented by Wallace Hume Carothers.
    • In 1938, Kurt von Schuschnigg was admitted to the cabinet of the Austrian Nazi on this day, and he is believed to play a crucial role in overthrowing the German Nazi government.
    • In 1959, Fidel Castro took power in Cuba after defeating General Fulgencio Batista and established the first communist state in the Western Hemisphere.
    • In 2005, the Kyoto Protocol came into effect to reduce emissions around the world.

Birth Anniversaries (16 February)

    • In 1620, the Great Elector of Brandenburg, Frederick William, was born.
    • In 1893, the famous American stage actress Katharine Cornell was born in Berlin, Germany.
    • In 1903, Edgar Bergen, the American radio comedian and ventriloquist, was born.
    • In 1942, the former Supreme Leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-il was born.
    • In 1959, John McEnroe, the famous American tennis player, was born in Wiesbaden, Germany.

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Death Anniversaries (16 February)

    • In 1944, Indian film producer Dadasaheb Phalke, who is known as the father of the Indian cinema, died on this day.
    • In 2001, the renowned American film director Howard W. Koch died.
    • In 2006, the famous American wrestler Johnny Grunge died.
    • In 2016, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, who was the Secretary-general of the UN as well as a great scholar and statesman, died at 93.
    • In 2018, the famous English cricketer Hubert Doggart died.
    • In 2022, Indian singer and composer Bappi Lahiri, who is popularly known as the Disco King of India, died on this day.

What Special Day is Today: 16 February

    • The Kyoto Protocol Day is celebrated around the world.
    • National Almond Day is celebrated in the US.
    • National Innovation Day is celebrated in the US.
    • Elizabeth Peratrovich Day is observed in the state of Alaska in the US.


We hope to have given you some clarity about what special day is today!

Do you know of more events on this day in history on 16th February? If yes, please let us know in a comment below.



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