History Of The Day – 16th February

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1760: Cherokee Indian Were Held, Hostage

Cherokee Indians on this day were held as hostages at Fort St. George. They were killed in revenge for Indian attacks on the frontier settlements.

1927: First Rail Service Between India And Nepal

The first Railway Service was started between Nepal and India on this day in 1927.

1944: Dadasaheb Phalke – Father Of Indian Cinema Died

Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, popularly known as ‘Dadasaheb Phalke’ was an Indian director, producer, and screenwriter who died on this day in 1944.


1862: Fort Donelson Fell To Grant’s Federal Forces

Fort Donelson, Tennessee, fell to Grant’s Federal Forces soon after Nathan Bedford escaped

1865: Columbia Surrendered To Federal Troops

Columbia, South Carolina, Surrendered to the Federal Troops.

1937: The Silk Was Replaced By Nylon

A new trend came into existence as Dupont got a patent for NYLON. It was launched to replace Silk in many products to reduce cost.

1942: Tojo Outlined Japan’s War Aims To The Diet

Tojo outlined Japan’s war aims to the diet. It refers to the “new order of coexistence” in East Asia.

1965: Four People Were Caught Blowing Up The Statue Of Liberty

Four people were held in the plot for blowing up the Statue of Liberty, Liberty Bell, and the Washington Monument.

1978: China And Japan Signed A Trade Pact

A 20 billion dollar trade pact was signed between China and Japan. It was the most important move since 1972 resumption of the diplomatic ties.

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