February 16, 1969


This almanac page for Sunday, February 16, 1969, pulls together various records created by the federal government and links to additional resources which can provide context about the events of the day.

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Next Date: Monday, February 17, 1969

Schedule and Public Documents

  • The Daily Diary files represent a consolidated record of the President's activities. Visit the finding aid to learn more.

    The President's day began at Camp David, Maryland

  • The Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other Presidential documents.

    No Federal Register published on this date

Archival Holdings

  • The H. R. Haldeman Diaries consists of seven handwritten diaries, 36 dictated diaries recorded as sound recordings, and two handwritten audio cassette tape subject logs. The diaries and logs reflect H. R. Haldeman’s candid personal record and reflections on events, issues, and people encountered during his service in the Nixon White House. As administrative assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, Haldeman attended and participated in public events and private meetings covering the entire scope of issues in which the Nixon White House engaged in during the years 1969-1973. Visit the finding aid to learn more.

  • The National Archives Catalog is the online portal to the records held at the National Archives, and information about those records. It is the main way of describing our holdings and also provides access to electronic records and digitized versions of our holdings. 

    The Catalog searches across multiple National Archives resources at once, including archival descriptions, digitized and electronic records, authority records, and web pages from and the Presidential Libraries. The Catalog also allows users to contribute to digitized historical records through tagging and transcription.

National Security Documents

  • The President's Daily Brief is the primary vehicle for summarizing the day-to-day sensitive intelligence and analysis, as well as late-breaking reports, for the White House on current and future national security issues. Read "The President's Daily Brief: Delivering Intelligence to Nixon and Ford" to learn more.

    • No President's Daily Brief delivered on this date
  • The Foreign Relations of the United States series presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity. Visit the State Department website for more information.

    Vol. E-10, Documents on American Republics, 1969-1972


    • 320. Airgram A–35 From the Embassy in Guatemala to the Department of State, Guatemala City, February 16, 1969. , Guatemala City, February 16, 1969

      The Embassy reported on internal security incidents and guerrilla activities during the month of January, including the capture and “neutralization” of the fourth of 12 guerrillas implicated in the 1968 assassination of Ambassador John Gordon Mein.

      Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1967–69, POL 23 GUAT. Confidential. Drafted on February 12 by David H. Clare (POL) and approved in draft by Wilson (POL) and approved by Political Officer Matthew D. Smith. Stamped notations on the Airgram indicate that it was received at the Department of State on February 18, at 8:24 a.m. and at the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs on February 20. Enclosed but not published is a Chart of Incidents.

  • The Kissinger telephone conversation transcripts consist of approximately 20,000 pages of transcripts of Kissinger’s telephone conversations during his tenure as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (1969-1974) and Secretary of State (1973-1974) during the administration of President Richard Nixon. Visit the finding aid for more information.

    Digitized versions of many of these transcripts can be found on the Yale University Library website.

Audiovisual Holdings

  • The White House Photo Office collection consists of photographic coverage of President Richard Nixon meeting with prominent social, political, and cultural personalities; speaking engagements and news conferences of the President and various high-ranking members of the White House staff and Cabinet; Presidential domestic and foreign travel, including Presidential vacations; social events and entertainment involving the First Family, including entertainers present; official portraits of the President, First Family, and high-ranking members of the Nixon administration; the 1969 and 1973 Inaugurals; the President’s 1972 Presidential election campaign appearances (including speeches) and other official activities of the White House staff and the President’s Cabinet from January 20, 1969 until August 9, 1974 at the White House and the Old Executive Office Building; other locations in Washington, DC, such as The Mall; and the Presidential retreats in Camp David, Maryland, Key Biscayne, Florida, and San Clemente, California. Visit the finding aid to learn more.

    Roll WHPO-0298 Photographer: Atkins, Oliver | Color or B&W: Color

    • Frame(s): WHPO-0298-01A-02A, President Nixon, Pat Nixon, Julie Nixon, Charles G. Bebe Rebozo, a unidentified military aides walk through the snow covered woods, to the Camp David heliport, before their departure back to Washington, D. C. 2/16/1969, Maryland Camp David. President Nixon, Pat Nixon, Tricia Nixon, Julie Nixon Eisenhower, Charles Bebe Rebozo, unidentified military personnel.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-0298-01A-09A, President Nixon, Pat Nixon, Julie Nixon, Charles G. Bebe Rebozo at the Camp David heliport before their departure back to Washington, D. C. 2/16/1969, Maryland Camp David. President Nixon, Pat Nixon, Tricia Nixon, Julie Nixon Eisenhower, Charles Bebe Rebozo.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-0298-10A-13A, President Nixon, Pat Nixon, Julie Nixon, Charles G. Bebe Rebozo, and two military aides walk to the Presidential VH-3A "Sea King" helicopter, parked at the Camp David heliport, before departure for Camp David. 2/16/1969, Maryland Camp David. President Nixon, Tricia Nixon, Julie Nixon Eisenhower, Charles G. Bebe Rebozo, unidentified staff and military aide.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-0298-14A-17A, A Presidential military aide stands at attention while the Presidential VH-3A "Sea King" helicopter lifts off from the Camp David heliport, departing for Washington, D. C. 2/16/1969, Maryland Camp David. unidentified military aide.

    Roll WHPO-0318 Photographer: Atkins, Oliver | Color or B&W: Color

    • Frame(s): WHPO-0318-01, President Nixon sitting at his desk. Written on Transparency frame; E-44-2 Interneg - C318 Atkins 16 Feb 69. 2/16/1969, Washington, D.C. White House, Oval Office. President Nixon.

Context (External Sources)