(Wednesday, February 16, 1972, 10:00 p.m. ET) — The wife of an elderly farmer who refuses to die decides to force nature’s hand with the help of an old crone skilled in the black arts on tonight’s episode of the NBC-TV anthology series Night Gallery.
Video: Grant's victory Feb. 16, 1862 (at 19:14)
(Sunday, February 16, 1862, during the American Civil War) — Some 14,000 Confederate soldiers surrendered this morning at Fort Donelson, Tennessee, to Union forces led by Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, who showed no mercy towards men he considered to be rebelling against the Federal government. His brusque reply became one of the most famous quotes of the war, earning Grant the nickname of “Unconditional Surrender.”