King Tutankhamen ( 1923 ) The burial chamber of King Tutankhamen recently unearthed was opened in the Valley of the Kings near Luxor, inside was a spacious and beautifully decorated chamber completely occupied by an immense shrine covered with gold inlay and workmanship of this is truly amazing. This Chamber has been undisturbed for 3000 years and unlike many of the ancient relics in Egypt has not been robbed of it's treasures. The historical interest of the discovery will provide Egyptologists with some of the best insight to that period in history
16th February ( 1968 ) : The first 911 emergency telephone system is inaugurated in Haleyville, Ala. but due to problems with telephone service boundaries and electromechanical switching equipment which could not recognize the 911 number it is not until the mid 80's that 911 works countrywide
16th February ( 1937 ) : Wallace H. Carothers, a research chemist for Du Pont, received a patent for nylon.
Beeching Report on British Railways 16th February ( 1965 ) The Chairman of the British Railways Board Dr Richard Beeching, has outlined transport needs for the next quarter of a century which recommends that a quarter of the british railway system should be shut down. ( His reports led to the closure of a quarter of the rail network including over 2,000 local stations at a cost of nearly 70,000 jobs )