On February 16, 1916, feminist and anarchist Emma
Goldman was arrested in New York City for advocating birth control.
Learn more about Emma Goldman and her defense of reproductive rights from the University of California, Berkeley.
On February 16, 1987, accused Nazi war criminal,
John Demjanjuk, went on trial in Jerusalem, Israel. The prosecution
claimed that Demjanjuk was a notorious prison guard known as "Ivan
the Terrible" at the Treblinka extermination camp during World War
II. On this basis, Demjanjuk was convicted by the Israeli court of
crimes against humanity. However, in August 1993, the conviction
overturned by Israel's Supreme Court on a finding of reasonable
After the decision by the Supreme Court of Israel, Demjanjuk was returned to the United States, where he had been moved after World War II. On December 22, 2006, the U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals ordered him deported to the Ukraine on a finding that he had been a guard at other Nazi concentration camps.