February 16, 1942
80 Years Ago—Feb. 16, 1942: At Bangka Island, Japanese massacre 200 civilians & 22 Australian nurses fleeing Singapore; Staff Nurse Vivian Bullwinkel, Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS), is the sole survivor.
German U-boats shell tankers and refineries in US-held Aruba and Curaçao, the first sinkings in the Caribbean.
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy approve a wartime three-year, year-round program (Read more: Pharmacy in World War II).