Es passierte an einem 16 February

1937 : Nylon

On 16 February 1937, chemist Wallace H. Carothers, working for the company Du Pont de Nemours receives a patent for a new material : the nylon.

1959 : Fidel Castro became Prime Minister

On 16 February 1959, the Cuban revolution having overthrown the dictatorial regime of Batista, Fidel Castro became Prime Minister of Cuba.

1983 : Bushfires in Australia

24 bushfires killed 75 people in South Australia. Fires were caused by a very hot and very dry climate and affected populated areas.

2005 : Kyoto accord comes into force

On February 16, 2005, the Kyoto accord, signed seven years ago and ratified by 141 countries, comes into force. Through this agreement, states undertake to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 5.2% before 2012. The only small problem is that the biggest polluters of the planet have not signed the treaty.

Tagesaktualität : 16 February

Independence of Lithuania,
This day, in Lithuania, we commemorates the restoration of an independent state proclaimed by the Act of Independence of Lithuania, on February 16, 1918. At that time, Lithuania was occupied by the Germans.
National Ceremony to commemorate the soldiers of the gendarmerie
On February 16 - the anniversary of the promulgation of the Act of 1791, establishing the gendarmerie nationale - the nation honors the soldiers from the gendarmerie, victims of duty.

Zitat des Tages : 16 February

John F. Kerry, Sénateur du Massachusetts
When we walk away from global warming, Kyoto, when we are irresponsibly slow in moving toward AIDS in Africa, when we don't advance and live up to our own rhetoric and standards, we set a terrible message of duplicity and hypocrisy.

Geburtstage : 16 February

Gaspard de Coligny, French Huguenot leader (1519)
Pierre Bouguer, French mathematician (1698)
Charles Pichegru, French general (1761)
Nikolai Leskov, Russian writer (1831)
Henry Adams, American historian (1838)
George Kennan, American explorer (1845)
Elizabeth Craig, Scottish writer (1883)
Katharine Cornell, American actress (1898)
Hugh Beaumont, American actor (1909)
Patty Andrews, American singer (1918)
John Schlesinger, English director (1926)
Peter Porter, Australian poet (1929)
Ken Takakura, Japanese actor (1931)
Kim Jong-Il, North Korean leader (1941)
William Katt, American actor (1951)
Margaux Hemingway, American actress (1954)
James Ingram, American singer (1956)
Ice-T, American rapper and actor (1958)
John McEnroe, American tennis player (1959)
Pete Willis, English guitarist (Def Leppard) (1960)
Andy Taylor, English musician (1961)
Angelo Peruzzi, Italian footballer (1970)
Cathy Freeman, Australian athlete (1973)
Fanis Katergiannakis, Greek footballer (1974)
Mahershalalhashbaz Ali, American actor (1974)
Kyo, Japanese singer (1976)
Valentino Rossi, Italian motorcycle racer (1979)
Denílson Pereira Neves, Brazilian footballer (1988)
Diego Capel, Spanish footballer (1988)

Sie haben uns verlassen 16 February

Richard Mead, English physician (1754)
Félix Faure, President of the French Republic (1899)
Octave Mirbeau, French writer (1917)
Ferdinand Buisson, French pacifist, Nobel Prize Laureate (1932)
Morgan Taylor, American athlete (1975)
Carlos Pellicer, Mexican poet (1977)
Erich Hückel, German physicist (1980)
Howard Da Silva, American actor (1986)

Tipp des Tages : 16 February

Restore luster to your wedding ring

A wedding ring worn every day can lose its luster. To remedy this, rub your ring with a toothbrush and toothpaste; then rinse.

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