16th feb
16th feb

This Day in History on 16th February

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam. 

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 16th February. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days


Important Events

1991 – Nicaraguan Contras leader Enrique Bermúdez is assassinated in Managua.
1996 – A Chicago-bound Amtrak train, the Capitol Limited, collides with a MARC commuter train bound for Washington, D.C., killing 11 people.
1998 – China Airlines Flight 676 crashes into a road and residential area near Chiang Kai-shek International Airport in Taiwan, killing all 196 aboard and seven more on the ground.
2005 – The Kyoto Protocol comes into force, following its ratification by Russia.
2005 – The National Hockey League cancels the entire 2004–05 regular season and playoffs.
2006 – The last Mobile army surgical hospital (MASH) is decommissioned by the United States Army.
2013 – A bomb blast at a market in Hazara Town, Quetta, Pakistan kills more than 80 people and injures 190 others.


Birth/Birth Anniversary

1978 – Wasim Jaffer, Indian cricketer


1997 – Pardeep Narwal, Indian Kabaddi athlete


Death/ Death Anniversary

1944 – Dadasaheb Phalke, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1870)

2015 – R. R. Patil, Indian lawyer and politician, Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra (b. 1957)

Futher Reading

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