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 This day in History - February 16
420 Historic Events for February 16
1914

Jimmy Wakely, Mineola Ark, country vocalist (5 Star Jubilee)

Birth
1914

J Tobin, British anaesthetist

Birth
1915

Frank Home Run Baker, 28, announces retirement following a contract dispute with Connie Mack. He sits out 1915 season

Event
1915

Emil Waldteufel, [Charles Levy], French composer (Estudiantina), dies

Death
1916

William Ballard Doggett, jazz musician

Birth
1916

Jeltje de Bosch Kemper, Dutch feminist, dies at 79

Death
1916

[Gerard] Jan Ligthart, Dutch educator (Ot and Sien), dies at 57

Death
1916

Russian troops conquer Erzurum Armenia

Event
1917

1st synagogue in 425 years opens in Madrid

Event
1918

K roly earl Khuen-H‚derv ry, Hungarian governor/premier (1910-12)

Birth
1918

Lithuania declares independence from Russia and Germany (National Day)

Event
1920

Patty Andrews, Minneapolis MN, vocalist (Andrews Sisters)

Birth
1920

Hubert van Herreweghen, Flemish writer/journalist

Birth
1920

Lee Russell, Cleveland Oh, vocalist (Vincent Lopez)

Birth
1921

Jean Behra, auto racer

Birth
1922

Geraint Evans, British opera vocalist (Knaben Wunderhorn)

Birth
1922

Paul van 't Veer, Dutch journalist/writer (Het Vrije Volk)

Birth
1923

Howard Carter finds Pharoah Tutankhamen

Event
1923

Allies accept Latvia's occupation of Memel territory

Event
1923

US female Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard

Event
1923

US male Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger

Event
1924

Peter Webster, British High Court Judge

Birth
1924

James Swaffield, director-general (Swaffield and Clerk to the GLC)

Birth
1925

David Emms, director (London Goodenough Trust for Overseas Graduates)

Birth
1925

PER Bailey, director (Gatwick and Stansted Airports)

Birth