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 This day in History - February 16
420 Historic Events for February 16
1971

Larry Jones, NFL running back (Washington Redskins)

Birth
1971

Chi Kredell, Long Beach Ca, water polo driver (Olympics-96)

Birth
1971

Anthony Abrams, NFL defensive tackle (KC Chiefs)

Birth
1972

German mass murderers "Three of Breda" freed

Event
1972

1st NBA to score 30,000 points (Wilt Chamberlain in 940 games)

Event
1972

Jerome Bettis, running back (Pittsburgh Steelers)

Birth
1972

Wilt Chamberlain hit 30,000 point mark during a game with Phoenix Suns

Event
1972

Test Cricket debut of Lawrence Rowe WI v NZ Kingston, 214 and 100

Event
1973

Cathy Freeman, Mackay Aust, 100m/200m/400m (Olympics-silver-92, 96)

Birth
1973

Pieter Van der Bijl, cricketer (outstanding S Af bat in 1938-39), dies

Death
1973

WI v Australia at Kingston, 1st time since 1955 without Sobers

Event
1973

James Young, Australian water polo player (Olympics-96)

Birth
1974

Kimberly Dawn Whipany, Okla, rocker (PC Quest-Can You See)

Birth
1974

Kathy McCormack, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-Silver-98)

Birth
1974

Jevon Langford, defensive end (Cincinnati Bengals)

Birth
1975

Marty Murray, Deloraine, NHL center (Calgary Flames)

Birth
1975

Casey Barrett, Montreal Quebec, 200m Butterfly (Olympics-96)

Birth
1975

Washington Capitals 1st NHL shutout, beating KC Scouts 3-0

Event
1977

USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR

Event
1977

Trina Jackson, 4X200m freestyle swimmer (Olympics-gold-96)

Birth
1977

Alexei Morozov, NHL forward (Team Russia Oly-Silver-1998, Pittsburgh)

Birth
1978

1st Computer Bulletin Board System (Ward and Randy's CBBS, Chicago)

Event
1978

Caroline Hunt, Chic Ill, rhythmic gymnast (US team-96)

Birth
1979

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Event
1979

George Harrison releases "Blow Away"

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