February 16 in History
1923February 16, 1923:
British archaeologist Howard Carter opens the burial chamber of Egyptian pharaoh, King Tutankhamun.
1937February 16, 1937:
Wallace Hume Carothers earns a patent for nylon.
1938February 16, 1938:
The Howard Hawks-directed film “Bringing Up Baby” is premiered at the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco, California.
1945February 16, 1945:
Paratroopers from the United States invade the Philippines’ Corregidor Island.
1968February 16, 1968:
The first official 9-1-1 call is made in the United States.
1982February 16, 1982:
Actress Farah Fawcett and actor Lee Majors finalize their divorce.
1984February 16, 1984:
Bill Johnson wins the United States’ first Winter Olympic gold medal in downhill skiing.
2005February 16, 2005:
The Commissioner of the National Hockey League, Gary Bettman cancels the 2004-2005 season due to labor disputes between the players’ union and the owners.
- February 16, 2005:
The international treaty known as the Kyoto Protocol is effected, targeting the reduction in emission of global warming-contributing gases.