February 16, 2014 in History


'12 Years a Slave' and 'Gravity' dominate wins at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards ceremony; Chiwetel Ejiofor ('12 Years') and Cate Blanchett ('Blue Jasmine') receive leading actor and actress awards, respectively

More Notable Events on February 16:
1997 At age 25, Jeff Gordon is youngest winner in Daytona 500 history
1988 1st documented combat action by U.S. military advisors in El Salvador
1932 1st patent issued for a tree, to James Markham for a peach tree
1887 1st newspaper convention in Rochester, New York
1878 Silver dollar became U.S. legal tender
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