A look at the highlights on this day February 16;
2002 – Sir Walter Winterbottom, known as the Godfather of modern football, was the first manager of the England football team (1946–1962) and FA Director of Coaching. He died in the Royal Surrey Hospital after an operation for cancer on 16 February 2002. He was 88 years old.
1659 – 1st known cheque (£400) (on display at Westminster Abbey)
1959 – Fidel Castro becomes the 16th Prime Minister of Cuba after overthrowing Fulgencio Batista
2013 – Angelina Jolie undergoes a preventive double mastectomy after learning she had an 87% risk of developing breast cancer due to a defective BRCA1 gene.
That’s all on Today In History.