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.