1900, 16 December
A secret exchange of letters between the leaders of France and Italy commits both countries to respect each others rights in North Africa. Italy is to have Libya while France gets Morocco.
1956, 16 December
UN troops occupy Port Said, Suez Canal Zone, following the abortive Tripartite Invasion.
1963, 16 December
A general amnesty is announced for Mau Mau forest fighters in Kenya.