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A total solar eclipse was observed in the Mediterranean area on February 16, 1086
http://xjubier.free.fr/en/site_pages/solar_eclipses/xSE_GoogleMap3.php?Ecl=+10860216&Acc=2&Umb=1&Lmt=1&Mag=0

A total solar eclipse occurred on February 16, 1980.
http://drsnprasadmysoreindia.blogspot.co.uk/2010/02/great-total-solar-eclipse-of-16_1872.html



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Just after sunset, for Northern hemisphere observers, is a good opportunity to observe the zodiacal light.

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The South Pole Telescope achieved first light on February 16, 2007
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t14788180/south-pole-telescope/

The first authentic record of gold discovery in Australia was on February 16, 1823
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t8747134/gold-and-copper-discovered/

On 16 February 1923, Howard Carter opened the sealed doorway of Tutankhamun's tomb, 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t9349489/tutankhamun/

The first recorded ascent of Mauna Loa was on 16 February, 1794.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vancouver_Expedition#1794



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CBBS (Computerised Bulletin Board System) was a computer software program created by Ward Christensen in 1978.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CBBS

The Kyoto Protocol entered into force on 16 February 2005
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyoto_Protocol#Joint_Implementation

Operation Sandblast was the code name for the first submerged circumnavigation of the world in 1960
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t42737460/operation-sandblast/



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Explorer 9 (S-56a) was launched on the 16th February, 1961.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t41186183/explorer-9/

The Pegasus 1 satellite was launched in 1965 to study micrometeoroid impacts in Low Earth orbit. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pegasus_1

The Johannes Kepler ATV was launched on 16 February 2011
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t40754584/atv-2-johannes-kepler/



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Valentin Vasiliyevich Bondarenko (16 February 1937 - 23 March 1961) was a Soviet fighter pilot 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentin_Bondarenko

Pierre Bouguer (16 February 1698 - 15 August 1758) was a French mathematician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Bouguer

Georg Joachim de Porris, also known as Rheticus (16 February 1514 - 4 December 1574), was a mathematician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georg_Joachim_Rheticus

Joseph Harris (1702/baptised on 16 February 1704 - 1764) was a British blacksmith and astronomer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Harris_(British_astronomer)

Didrik Magnus Axel Möller (February 16, 1830 - October 25, 1896) was a Swedish astronomer.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axel_M%C3%B6ller

Kaspar Gottfried Schweizer (February 16, 1816 - July 6, 1873) was a Swiss astronomer.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaspar_Gottfried_Schweizer

Zhang Yuzhe (16 February 1902 - 21 July 1986) was a Chinese astronomer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhang_Yuzhe



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Star Trek: "Space Seed" was first broadcast on February 16, 1967. 

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Star Trek: "Patterns of Force" was first broadcast on February 16, 1968.
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NGC 1708 was discovered by John Herschel on the 16th February 1831. 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56742768/ngc-1708/

NGC 2267 was discovered by John Herschel on the 16th February 1836. 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56742743/ngc-2267/

NGC 2315 was discovered by John Herschel on the 16th February 1831.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56742719/ngc-2315/

NGC 2588 was discovered by John Herschel on the 16th February 1836. 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56742696/ngc-2588/

NGC 3587 {the Owl Nebula) was discovered by French astronomer Pierre Méchain on February 16, 1781
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t30940277/messier-97/



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RD J030117+002025: Discovery of a Colour-Selected Quasar at z=5.50 in 2000
http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0002338

Mira was observed by David Fabricius on February 16, 1609
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t2807217/mira-ab/

Gerard Kuiper discoverd Uranus Moon Miranda on February 16, 1948
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t42108936/miranda/

Asteroid (213) Lilaea was discovered by German-American astronomer C. H. F. Peters on February 16, 1880
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/213_Lilaea

Asteroid (305) Gordonia was discovered by Auguste Charlois on February 16, 1891
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/305_Gordonia

Halley's Comet perihelion passage on the 16th February 374
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halley's_Comet#Apparitions



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Meteorites

The Mhow (L6) meteorite fell in Uttar Pradesh, India, on the 16th February, 1827.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t47846027/mhow-meteorite/

The Judesegeri (H6) meteorite fell in Karnataka, India, on the 16th February, 1876.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t47846028/judesegeri-meteorite/

The Alfianello (L6) meteorite fell in Lombardia, Italy, on the 16th February, 1883.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t47846029/alfianello-meteorite/



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