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

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