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|February 16th, 2006||Event||The last Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) is decommissioned by the United States Army.|
|February 16th, 2005||Event||The Kyoto Protocol comes into force, following its ratification by Russia.|
|February 16th, 2005||Event||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 labor dispute.|
|February 16th, 1999||Event||In Uzbekistan, a bomb explodes and gunfire is heard at the government headquarters in an apparent assassination attempt against President Islom Karimov.|
|February 16th, 1999||Event||Across Europe, Kurdish rebels take over embassies and hold hostages after Turkey arrested one of their rebel leaders, Abdullah Ocalan.|
|February 16th, 1993||Event||Western Australia s and Australia s first woman Premier, Carmen Lawrence, is voted out of office.|
|February 16th, 1987||Event||The trial of John Demjanjuk, accused of being a Nazi guard dubbed "Ivan the Terrible" in Treblinka extermination camp, starts in Jerusalem.|
|February 16th, 1986||Event||The Soviet liner Mikhail Lermontov runs aground in the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand.|
|February 16th, 1985||Event||The founding of Hezbollah.|
|February 16th, 1983||Event||The Ash Wednesday bushfires in Victoria and South Australia claim the lives of 75 people in Australia s worst ever fires.|
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