February 16

This Day in History


Castro sworn in

On February 16, 1959, six years after he launched his guerrilla war against dictator Fulgencio Batista, Fidel Castro is sworn in as premier of Cuba. Despite early denials of communist leanings, Castro … (more...)


The Discovery of Tutankhamun

Howard Carter was an English archaeologist who was employed by Lord Carnarvon to oversee excavations in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings that had been explored extensively during the 19th century. The t … (more...)


"God Bless You" Is Born

How often does one hear the phrase "bless you" without giving it a second thought? Be it in wintertime, when a dreaded cold can strike through an entire office, or in late spring when the airborne … (more...)