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FEBRUARY 16 : DAY OF THE SHINING STAR in North Korea The original hand-written Act of Independence of Lithuania

* 1249 Louis IX of France dispatched ANDRé DE LONGJUMEAU as his ambassador to the Mongol Empire
Mongol Empire
. * 1804 United States Navy
United States Navy
Lieutenant STEPHEN DECATUR led a raid to destroy the captured USS PHILADELPHIA in Tripoli
Tripoli
, denying her use to the Barbary States in the First Barbary War
First Barbary War
. * 1918
1918
– The Council of Lithuania
Council of Lithuania
signed the ACT OF INDEPENDENCE (pictured), proclaiming the restoration of an independent Lithuania. * 1943
1943
World War II
World War II
: Norwegian commandos DESTROYED a factory to prevent the German nuclear weapon project from acquiring heavy water . * 1996
1996
– Two trains COLLIDED in Silver Spring, Maryland
Silver Spring, Maryland
, U.S., killing 11 people and leading to the creation of comprehensive federal rules for passenger car design.

COLUCCIO SALUTATI (b. 1331) · THOMAS BRACKEN (d. 1898) · MARY AMDUR (d. 1998) More anniversaries:

* February 15 * FEBRUARY 16 * February 17

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FROM TODAY\'S FEATURED LIST

Phil and Kaja Foglio

The HUGO AWARD FOR BEST GRAPHIC STORY is given each year for science fiction or fantasy stories told in graphic form and published in English or translated into English during the previous calendar year. The Hugo Awards are given every year by the World Science Fiction Society for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. The award is named after Hugo Gernsback
Hugo Gernsback
, the founder of the pioneering science fiction magazine Amazing Stories
Amazing Stories
. The Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story has been awarded annually since 2009. Hugo Award
Hugo Award
nominees and winners are chosen by supporting or attending members of the annual World Science Fiction Convention , or Worldcon, and the presentation evening constitutes its central event. In the 10 nomination years, 52 works from 35 series have been nominated, including one round of Retro Hugos for 1941. Works from eight different series have won the award. Girl Genius , written by Kaja and Phil Foglio (pictured), drawn by Phil Foglio, and colored by Cheyenne Wright, won the first three awards. (FULL LIST... ) Recently featured:

* Songs recorded by She ">

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TODAY\'S FEATURED PICTURE

BORGUND STAVE CHURCH is a triple-nave stave church of the Sogn
Sogn
type. Located in the village of Borgund in Sogn
Sogn
og Fjordane , the church is part of the Borgund parish in the Indre Sogn
Sogn
deanery in the Diocese of Bjørgvin . No longer regularly used for church functions, it is now a museum run by the Society for the Preservation of Ancient Norwegian Monuments .

Photograph: Simo Räsänen Recently featured:

* Achillea millefolium * Venus Consoling Love * Snowy owl

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