On This Day In History, 16 February


On This Day In History 16 February Image

World Events Today

  • The Dutch astronomer Gerard Kuiper, discovered Miranda, the smallest and innermost of Uranus’s 5 satellites, today in 1948
  • Fidel Castro was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Cuba today in 1959
  • The Kyoto Protocol, an international treaty committed to reducing greenhouse gases, came into force today in 2005

Entertainment Events Today

  • The business based reality show The Apprentice, hosted by Alan Sugar, was broadcast for the first time today in 2005 on the BBC
  • Lionel Messi, scored his 14th consecutive goal in the Spanish top-flight La Liga today in 2013, it was also his 300th goal for Barcelona
  • The American actress Angelina Jolie, underwent a preventive double mastectomy today in 2016, after previously discovering she had an 87% risk of developing breast cancer

Family Events Today

  • The American entrepreneur Richard McDonald, the younger of the two McDonalds brothers, was born today in 1909 in New Hampshire
  • The American businessman and investor Carl Icahn, founder of Icahn Enterprises, was born today in 1936 in New York City
  • The American tennis player John McEnroe, winner of 7 Gland Slam titles, was born today in 1959, not in the United States, but in Wiesbaden, Germany

Main Event Today

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Almond Day

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