Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 16 February, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.
1923 | Archeologists found golden shrines, jewellery, statues, a chariot, weapons, clothing in the tomb of Egyptian King Tutankhamen. He ruled from 9 years before dying at the age of 19.
1948 | Dr Yusuf Dadoo and Dr Gagathura Mohambry Naicker were arrested for unlawfully aiding and abetting Asian people into the province of Transvaal from Natal.
1989 | Winnie Mandela is disowned by the UDF for a series of allegations including abducting and killing a young boy called Stompie Seipei.
2018 | South African president, Cyril Ramaphosa, delivered his first State of the Nation Address at the parliament.
2016 | Egyptian diplomat & 6th Secretary-General of the United Nations, Boutros Boutros-Ghali (93)
2017 | Nigerian Vice-Chancellor, Cordelia Agbebaku (55)
2017 | Nigerian singer, Pericoma Okoye (81)
1902 | South African cricket player, Cyril Vincent
1984 | Tunisian swimmer, Oussama Mellouli
1987 | Tanzanian basketball player, Hasheem Thabeet
2010 | 1st ODI in Nairobi: Kenya beat the Netherlands by 6 wickets.
2014 | British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): 12 Years a Slave wins the Best Film award.
There are more Portuguese speakers in Angola than Portugal.