THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 16/02


This day in #history 16/02

FEBRUARY 16TH

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600 – Pope Gregory the Great decreea saying
“God bless You” is the correct response to a
sneeze

1840 – American Charles Wilkes discovers
Shackleton Ice Shelf, Antarctica

1894 – British troops occupy Ilorin , Gold Coast

1918 – Lithuania declares independence from
Russia & Germany (National Day)

1923 – Howard Carter finds  Pharaoh Tutankhamen

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1959 – Fidel Castro names himself Cuba ‘s premier after overthrowing Batista

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1982 – Agatha Barbara elected as 1st female
president of Malta

2013 – Anthony Carmona is elected President of
Trinidad and Tobago

2013 – Lionel Messi scores his 14th consecutive
goal in La Liga and his 300 th goal in 365
appearances for Barcelona

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1838 – Henry Adams , Boston Mass , historian, writer (Education of Henry Adams)

1942 – Kim Jong- il, Supreme Leader of North Korea (1994 -2011 ) [ disputed birthdate, 1941 ]

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1944 – António Mascarenhas Monteiro , 2 nd
President of Cape Verde

FAMOUS DEATHS

923 – Abu Dja ‘far Mohammed Djarir al -Tabari ,
islamic historian, dies at 83

1992 – Abbas Musawi, leader of Hezbollah,
assassinated

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