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FEBRUARY 16

1959 John McEnroe (American Member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame) John McEnroe International Tennis Hall of Fame Biography.com
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2001 William H. Masters (Ohio-born Medical Researcher: Masters and Johnson) Ohio Scientists & Mathematicians Medical Research
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1917 West Virginia's Colored Tuberculosis Sanitarium Is Established at Denmar in Pocahontas County Pocahontas County, West Virginia Tuberculosis Racism African-American Heritage WEst Virginia Archives
1933 The United States Senate Votes to Repeal Prohibition U.S. Senate 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Drugs and Substance Abuse U.S. Treasury
1968 Nation's First 911 Emergency Telephone System Inaugurated in Haleyville, AL Alabama Telephone Health Care Crime Historic Firsts Court TV
1970 Joe Frazier KOs Jimmy Ellis for World Heavyweight Boxing Championship International Boxing Hall of Fame Noted African American Sports Figures Britannica
1979 6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 14 in Peru Peru Earthquake Death USGS
1980 Scott Hamilton Wins the Gold Medal for Men's Figure Skating in Lake Placid Scott Hamilton Figure Skating 1980 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid USA Today
1984 Bill Johnson Wins the Sarajevo Olympic Gold Medal in Downhill Skiing Oregon Sports Figures Skiing 1984 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid USA Today New York Times
1994 First Successful Fetal Surgery Performed without Opening the Mother's Body Medical Research Historic Firsts Vanderbilt

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