February 16th in History1913: President Taft agrees not to intervene in Mexican civil war
1937: Nylon is patented
1956: Britain abolishes the death penalty
1959: Fidel Castro becomes the President of Cuba, overthrowing Fulgenico Batista
1960: The nuclear powered submarine 'Triton' sets off on its round the world underwater voyage
February 16th birthdays1834: Ernst Haeckel, German naturalist
1866: Johann Strauss, Austrian composer.
1920: Patti Andrews, Of the 'Andrews Sisters'
1926: John Schlesinger, American director