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February 16 is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 318 days remaining until the end of the year (319 in leap years).

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Quotes of the day from previous years:

2004
I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance. ~ e. e. cummings
  • selected by Kalki
2005
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. ~ Henry Adams (born 16 February 1838)
  • selected by Kalki
2006
Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds. ~ Henry Adams (born 16 February 1838)
  • selected by Kalki
2007
The counsels of impatience and hatred can always be supported by the crudest and cheapest symbols; for the counsels of moderation, the reasons are often intricate, rather than emotional, and difficult to explain. And so the chauvinists of all times and places go their appointed way: plucking the easy fruits, reaping the little triumphs of the day at the expense of someone else tomorrow, deluging in noise and filth anyone who gets in their way, dancing their reckless dance on the prospects for human progress, drawing the shadow of a great doubt over the validity of democratic institutions. And until people learn to spot the fanning of mass emotions and the sowing of bitterness, suspicion, and intolerance as crimes in themselves — as perhaps the greatest disservice that can be done to the cause of popular government — this sort of thing will continue to occur. ~ George F. Kennan
  • proposed by Kalki
2008
Public opinion, or what passes for public opinion, is not invariably a moderating force in the jungle of politics. It may be true, and I suspect it is, that the mass of people everywhere are normally peace-loving and would accept many restraints and sacrifices in preference to the monstrous calamities of war. But I also suspect that what purports to be public opinion in most countries that consider themselves to have popular government is often not really the consensus of the feelings of the mass of the people at all, but rather the expression of the interests of special highly vocal minorities — politicians, commentators, and publicity-seekers of all sorts: people who live by their ability to draw attention to themselves and die, like fish out of water, if they are compelled to remain silent. ~ George F. Kennan
  • proposed by Kalki
2009
All experience is an arch, to build upon. ~ Henry Brooks Adams
  • proposed by Kalki
2010

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Condemn me, it does not matter: history will absolve me. ~ Fidel Castro proclaimed Prime Minister of Cuba 16 February 1959.

  • 4 if only because there is a dearth of entries relating to people who were born or died on this date. Fys. “Ta fys aym”. 00:58, 15 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki 19:50, 15 February 2009 (UTC) * 2 Kalki 20:24, 15 February 2007 (UTC)Though I might rank this a 3 or more on a date with a more notable linkage. I generally prefer to do birthdays and highly notable anniversaries when possible, and am disinclined to use death dates save where birthdates are unknown, and minor linkages only when no great quotes can be found with stronger ones. I also think this would be a good quote to use whenever he actually does die, which is probably something that isn't all that far away.
  • 2 InvisibleSun 22:21, 15 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 4 because this is another of my strong beliefs. History finds ways to absolve. This is another of my favorites and I wish I had brought it up myself. Also, it should be moved to Castro's birth or death date instead. Zarbon 22:24, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

There is a real question as to whether "bigness" in a body politic is not an evil in itself, quite aside from the policies pursued in its name. ~ George F. Kennan

  • 3 Kalki 20:24, 15 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 22:21, 15 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 22:24, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

I certainly have enough self-confidence...I told myself that I shall either be a general at thirty, or that I shall not be alive by then. ~ Mikhail Tukhachevsky

  • 3 because the strong hint of do or die trying lives inside this quote. Zarbon 02:52, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 23:05, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

What one knows is, in youth, of little moment; they know enough who know how to learn. ~ Henry Brooks Adams (born 1838-02-16)

  • 3 Kalki 19:50, 15 February 2009 (UTC) but leaning toward a 4 (I don't much care to presently use the Castro quote suggested for this day — might prefer to use that for a recent death quote eventually.)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 23:05, 15 February 2009 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 05:25, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

Knowledge of human nature is the beginning and end of political education. ~ Henry Brooks Adams

  • 3 Kalki 19:50, 15 February 2009 (UTC) but with a strong lean toward a 4.
  • 3 InvisibleSun 23:05, 15 February 2009 (UTC)
  • 3 Zarbon 05:25, 27 February 2009 (UTC)


Strategy wiki

Up to date as of January 23, 2010
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Games released on February 16.

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Gaming

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Genealogy

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February 16 is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 318 days remaining until the end of the year (319 in leap years).

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References

  1. ^ Holweck, F. G. A Biographical Dictionary of the Saints. St. Louis, MO: B. Herder Book Co. 1924.

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February 16 is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 318 days remaining after February 16 until the end of the year (319 in leap years).

Births

Deaths

  • 1247 – Heinrich Raspe, Landgrave of Thuringia (b. 1204)
  • 1279 – King Afonso III of Portugal (b. 1210)
  • 1391 – John V Palaeologus, Byzantine Emperor (b. 1332)
  • 1531 – Johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1452)
  • 1560 – Jean du Bellay, French Catholic cardinal and diplomat
  • 1710 – Esprit Fléchier, French writer and Bishop of Nîmes (b. 1632)
  • 1721 – James Craggs the Younger, English politician (b. 1686)
  • 1754 – Richard Mead, English physician (b. 1763)
  • 1898 – Thomas Bracken, New Zealand poet (b. 1843)
  • 1907 – Giosue Carducci, Italian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1835)
  • 1912 – St. Nikolai of Japan, Eastern Orthodox priest (b. 1836)
  • 1928 – Eddie Foy, American singer and dancer (b. 1856)
  • 1932 – Ferdinand Buisson, French pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1841)
  • 1967 – Antonio Moreno, Spanish-born actor (b. 1887)
  • 1974 – John Garand, Canadian rifle engineer and manufacturer (b. 1888)
  • 1975 – Morgan Taylor, American athlete (b. 1903)
  • 1978 – E. Roland Harriman, American financier (b. 1895)
  • 1980 – Erich Hückel, German physicist (b. 1895)
  • 1990Keith Haring, American artist (b. 1958)
  • 1992 – Angela Carter, English writer (b. 1940)
  • 1992 – Herman Wold, Swedish statistician (b. 1908)
  • 1994 – Andrei Chikatilo, Russian serial killer (b. 1936)
  • 1996 – Edmund G. Brown, Governor of California (b. 1905)
  • 1996 – Brownie McGhee, American singer (b. 1915)
  • 1996 – Roger Bowen, American actor (b. 1932)
  • 2000 – Karsten Solheim, engineer, inventor
  • 2001 – Bob Buhl, baseball player (b. 1928)
  • 2001 – William Masters, American gynecologist and sexologist
  • 2002Walter Winterbottom, England football manager (b. 1913)
  • 2004 – Shirley Strickland, Australian athlete (b. 1925)
  • 2004 – Doris Troy, American singer (b. 1937)
  • 2005 – Nicole DeHuff, American actress (pneumonia) (b. 1974)

Events

  • 1249 – Andrew of Longjumeau was dispatched by Louis IX of France as his ambassador to meet with the Khan of the Mongols.
  • 1279 – Afonso III of Portugal dies. His son Denis succeeds the Portuguese throne.
  • 1742 – Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington, becomes British Prime Minister.
  • 1804 – First Barbary War: Stephen Decatur leads a raid to burn the pirate-held frigate Philadelphia.
  • 1838 – Weenen Massacre: Hundreds of Voortrekkers along the Blaukraans River, Natal were killed by Zulus.
  • 1852 – Studebaker Brothers wagon company, precursor of the automobile manufacturer, is established.
  • 1857 – The National Deaf Mute College (later renamed Gallaudet University) is established. in Washington, DC becoming the first school for the advanced education of the deaf.
  • 1862American Civil War: General Ulysses S. Grant captures Fort Donelson, Tennessee.
  • 1866 – Spencer Compton Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington becomes the British Secretary of State for War
  • 1868 – In New York City the Jolly Corks organization is renamed the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (BPOE).
  • 1883 – Ladies Home Journal is published for the first time.
  • 1899President Félix Faure of France dies in office.
  • 1918Lithuania declares its independence from both Russia and Germany.
  • 1923Howard Carter unseals the burial chamber of Pharaoh Tutankhamun.
  • 1934 – Austrian Civil War ends with the defeat of the Social Democrats and the Republican Schutzbund
  • 1936 – Elections bring the Popular Front to power in Spain.
  • 1937 – Wallace H. Carothers receives a patent for nylon.
  • 1940 – Altmark Incident: The German tanker Altmark, with 299 British prisoners, was boarded in neutral Norwegian waters by sailors from the British destroyer HMS Cossack and the prisoners set free, a breach of Norwegian neutrality at the beginning of World War II.
  • 1943World War II: Russia reconquers Kharkov.
  • 1945World War II: American forces land on Corregidor island in the Philippines.
  • 1945 – American forces recapture the Bataan Peninsula.
  • 1959Fidel Castro becomes Premier of Cuba after President Fulgencio Batista was overthrown on January 1.
  • 1961 – Explorer 9 launched. (See Explorer program)
  • 1968 – In Haleyville, Alabama the first 9-1-1 emergency telephone system goes into service.
  • 1970Joe Frazier starts a heavyweight world boxing champion winning streak with the knock out of Jimmy Ellis in five rounds.
  • 1972 – NBA basketball player Wilt Chamberlain scores 30,000th point.
  • 1978 – The first computer bulletin board system is created (CBBS in Chicago, Illinois).
  • 1983 – The Ash Wednesday bushfires in Victoria and South Australia claim the lives of 71 people in Australia's worst ever fires.
  • 1986 – The Soviet liner Mikhail Lermontov runs aground in the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand.
  • 1987 – The trial of John Demjanjuk, who was accused of being a Nazi guard dubbed "Ivan the Terrible" in Treblinka extermination camp, starts in Jerusalem.
  • 1989 – Pan Am flight 103: Investigators announce that the cause of the crash was a bomb hidden inside a radio-cassette player.
  • 1991Gulf War: U.S. and U.K. war planes bomb the suburbs of Baghdad, injuring at least 11 civilians and killing three others.
  • 1998 – China Airlines Flight 676 crashed into a residential area near by Chiang Kai-shek International Airport, killing 202 people, included all 196 on board and six on the ground.
  • 1999 – In Uzbekistan a bomb explodes and gunfire is heard at the government headquarters in an apparent assassination attempt against President Islam Karimov.
  • 1999 – Across Europe, Kurdish rebels take over embassies and hold hostages after Turkey arrested one of their rebel leaders, Abdullah Öcalan.
  • 1999 – In Jasper, Texas, the trial begins of John William King who is accused of dragging African American James Byrd Jr. to death in an apparent hate crime.
  • 2005 – The Kyoto Protocol comes into force, following its ratification by Russia.
  • 2005 – The National Hockey League cancels the entire 2004–2005 regular season and playoffs, becoming the first major sports league in North America to do so over a labour dispute.krc:16 февраль

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