16 February 2022: This day in history

1659: 1st known cheque written (£400), now on display at Westminster Abbey

1840: American Charles Wilkes discovers Shackleton Ice Shelf, Antarctica

1923: Howard Carter opens the inner burial chamber of Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s tomb and finds the sarcophagus

1959: Fidel Castro becomes the 16th Prime Minister of Cuba after overthrowing Fulgencio Batista

2005: The Kyoto Protocol comes into force following its ratification by Russia.


Source: Onthisday.com

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