Historical Events for 16th February 2021

1846 – Battle of Sobraon ends 1st Sikh War in India
1916 – The German ambassador in Washington announces that Germany will pay an indemnity for American lives lost on the Lusitania
1940 – British search plane finds German supply ship Altmark, used to accommodate allied sailors from vessels sunk by the Graf Spee off Norway
1953 – Ted Williams safely crash-lands his damaged Panther jet, later awarded the Air medal
1964 – The Beatles’ 2nd appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show”, from Deauville Hotel in Miami, Florida
1965 – “Baker Street” opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 313 performances
1972 – German mass murderers “Three of Breda” freed
1984 – Bill Johnson becomes first American to win an Olympic downhill skiing gold at the Sarajevo Games; beats Swiss Peter Müller by 0.27s
1986 – Mário Soares from the Socialist Party is elected the 1st civilian President of Portugal
2001 – Mathieu Schneider of the Los Angeles Kings becomes the first defenseman in history to score a goal against all 30 NHL teams as LA beats Minnesota, 4-0

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