February 16th, 1862:
(NAT underneath of "Run, Rebel, Run" --- Civil War folk song)
A blow to the breakaway South during the Civil War.
Some 14-thousand Confederate soldiers surrender to Union forces in the Battle of Fort Donelson, Tenneesee.
(SOT of Authorities announcing arrest)
Authorities in Georgia arrest a crematory operator --- after hundreds of decomposing corpses are found stacked in storage sheds, and in the surrounding woods.
The operator, Ray Brent Marsh, later pleads guilty --- and gets a dozen years behind bars.
John Demjanjuk (dem-YAHN-yuk) goes on trial in Jerusalem, accused of being the Nazi concentration camp guard known as "Ivan the Terrible."
Demjanjuk is later convicted, but Israel's Supreme Court overturns that conviction.
America gets its first 9-1-1 call --- a successful test of the emergency phone number in Haleyville, Alabama.
(Vox pop from an angry hockey fan)
The NHL scraps what's left of its season, already decimated by a lockout over a salary cap for its players.
Today in History, February 16th --- ___ ___, The Associated Press.