February 16th



February 16, 1646

The battle of Torrington , Devon. The last great battle of the first English Civil War.




February 16, 1907

Angelos Terzakis is born. Terzakis was a significant figure of the greek literature. He wrote short  stories, novels and plays. Some of his best known works are Princes Izambo, The Purple City, Without God, The Novel of  the Four.



February 16, 1923

Howard Carter unseals the burial chamber of Pharaoh Tutankhamun.



February 16, 1959

Fidel Castro becomes premier of Cuba after the dictator Fulgencio Batista was overthrown,  January 1st.


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