Friday 16 February 1940
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Karoli Ruth Needles and Hannelore Schmatz.
'Northwest Passage' (Book I -- Rogers' Rangers), directed by King Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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- Saint Juliana
- Saint Lucilla
- Remembrance of Lambertus
- Saint Jeremias
- Saints Daniel, Samuel and Elias
- Kyoto Protocol Day (2005)
- Lithuania - Independence Day (1918)
- Karoli Ruth Needles: Painter.
- Hannelore Schmatz: German mountaineer (d. 1979).
- Michael Shapiro: American philosopher author and academic.
- British search plane finds German Altmark off Norway
- World War II: Altmark Incident: The German tanker Altmark is boarded by sailors from the British destroyer HMS Cossack. 299 British prisoners are freed.
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