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 This day in History - February 16
420 Historic Events for February 16
1942

Kim Chong-Il, [Yura], president of North-Korea (1994- )

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1942

German submarines attack Aruba oil refinery

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1943

James Beaton, British GC

Birth
1943

Sign on Munich facade: "Out with Hitler! Long live freedom!" done by "White Rose" student group, caught on 2/18, beheaded on 2/22

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1943

J D Moore, headmaster (St Dunstan's College)

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1943

Red army conquers Kharkov

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1943

-32øF (-36øC), Falls Village, Connecticut (state record)

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1943

British premier Winston Churchill gets pneumonia

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1943

Withdrawing Africa Corps reaches Mareth-line in North-Africa

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1943

Anthony Dowell, London, ballet dancer (Royal Ballet)

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1944

Edmund von Borck, composer, dies at 37

Death
1944

Richard Ford, US author (Sportswriter)

Birth
1945

Billy Frank, cricketer (Test S Afr v Eng 1896, 5 and 2, 1-52), dies

Death
1945

US forces land on Corregidor, complete conquest on March 3

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1945

Venezuela declares war on nazi-Germany

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1945

Rudolf V„rnlund, Swedish playwright (Upproret), dies at 45

Death
1946

"Duchess Misbehaves" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 5 perfs

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1946

1st commercially designed helicopter tested, Bridgeport Ct

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1946

Aleksandr Shaparenko, USSR, 1K kayak (Olympic-gold-1972)

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1946

Ian Lavender, British actor (Stupid Boy in Dad's Army)

Birth
1946

J R Farndon, British consultant surgeon

Birth
1947

Morton Gould's 3rd Symphony, premieres

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1948

1st newsreel telecast, "20th Century Fox-Movietone News" shown on NBC

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1948

Miranda, famous moon of Uranus, photographed for 1st time

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1949

Dorus Vrede, Surinam poet (Otobanda; the Other Bank)

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