Historical Events Happened In February - 16
Tuesday, 01 September 2015
0309 Pamphilus van Caesarea, Palestinian scholar/martyr, beheaded on February - 16.
0374 On this day in history 9th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
0600 Pope Gregory the Great decrees saying "God bless You" is the correct response to a sneeze on February - 16.
0600 On February - 16 pope Gregory the Great decreea saying "God bless You" is the correct response to a sneeze
0923 On this day in history abu Dja'far Mohammed Djarir al-Tabari, islamic historian, dies at 83
1075 On February - 16 ordericus Vitalis, French monk/historian/poet
1249 On February - 16 andrew of Longjumeau is dispatched by Louis IX of France as his ambassador to meet with the Khan of the Mongols.
1279 Afonso III, King of Portugal (1248-79), dies on February - 16.
1349 On this day in history jews are expelled from Burgsdorf Switzerland
1391 Johannes V Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantium (1341-91), dies on this day in history.
1486 On February - 16 diet of Frankfort
1497 On this day in history philipp Melanchthon, Germ, Protestant reformer (Augsburgse Confessie)
1512 Battle at Valeggio French troops beat Venetianen on this day in history.
1512 On February - 16 battle at Valeggio: French troops beat Venetianen
1519 Gaspard de Coligny, Huguenot leader/French admiral on this day in history.
1538 Everhard/Erardus van de Mark, prince-bishop of Liege, dies at 65 on this day in history.
1559 On this day in history pope Paul IV calls for deposition of sovereigns supporting heresy
1560 On this day in history jean du Bellay, French Catholic cardinal and diplomat
1620 On February - 16 frederick William, Great Elector, founder of Brandenburg-Prussia
1641 English king Charles I accept Triennial Act on this day in history.
1646 On February - 16 battle of Great Torrington, Devon
1653 On February - 16 johannes Schultz, composer, dies at 70
1655 Dutch Grand Pensionary advisor Johan de Witt marries Wendela Bicker on February - 16.
1659 On February - 16 first known check (£400), it is now (on display at Westminster Abbey
1659 1st known check (£400) (on display at Westminster Abbey) on February - 16.
1666 On February - 16 netherlands & Brandenburg sign treaty
1669 On this day in history arnold Boonen, Dutch portrait painter
1677 On February - 16 earl of Shaftesbury arrested/confined in London Tower
1684 On February - 16 bohuslav M Czernohorsky, Czech monk/composer
1698 Pierre Bouguer, French mathematician (heliometer) on February - 16.
1709 On February - 16 charles Avison, composer
1740 On February - 16 giambattista Bodoni, Saluzzo Italy, printer/typeface designer (Bodoni)
1741 Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine (2nd US Magazine) begins publishing on this day in history.
1741 On this day in history benjamin Franklin's General Magazine (2nd US Mag) begins publishing