February 16th is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 318 days remaining until the end of the year (319 in leap years). This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Sunday or Monday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Wednesday or Friday (56).
1923 – Howard Carter unseals the burial chamber of Pharaoh Tutankhamun.
1933 – The Blaine Act ends Prohibition in the United States.
1959 – Fidel Castro becomes Premier of Cuba after dictator Fulgencio Batista was overthrown on January 1.
1960 – The U.S. Navy submarine USS Triton begins Operation Sandblast, setting sail from New London, Connecticut, to begin the first submerged circumnavigation of the globe.
1968 – In Haleyville, Alabama, the first 9-1-1 emergency telephone system goes into service.
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