February 16: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1852 - Studebaker Brothers wagon company, precursor of the automobile manufacturer, is established.
- 1874 - Silver Dollar becomes legal US tender.
- 1923 - Howard Carter unseals the burial chamber of Pharaoh Tutankhamun.
- 1960 - The U.S. Navy submarine USS Triton begins Operation Sandblast, setting sail fromNew 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.
- Famous Birthdays: Nichiren (Japanese monk), Pierre Bouguer (French mathematician, geophysicist, and astronomer), Henry Wilson (American politician, 18th Vice President of the United States), Heinrich Barth (German explorer and scholar), Francis Galton (English biologist and statistician)
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