This Day in Failure: February 16

2009: Defense ministries in Paris and London confirm that the British Royal Navy nuclear submarine HMS Vanguard collided with the French nuclear submarine Le Triomphant several weeks earlier while both were on patrol in the Atlantic Ocean. Both countries claim that no injuries occurred and that there was no compromise to nuclear safety.

1994: A Jerusalem court finds the former heads of four of Israel's largest banks guilty of fraud in a 1983 bank shares scandal that cost the country $9 billion.

1989: Investigators in Lockerbie, Scotland, announce that a bomb hidden inside a Toshiba radio-cassette player was responsible for the December 1988 crash of PanAm flight 103.

1968: The first 911 telephone system in the U.S. is put into use in Haleyville, Alabama.