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Historical Events Happened In February - 16

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

0309  On this day in history pamphilus van Caesarea, Palestinian scholar/martyr, beheaded  

0374  On February - 16 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  Pope Gregory the Great decreea saying "God bless You" is the correct response to a sneeze on this day in history.  

0923  Abu Dja'far Mohammed Djarir al-Tabari, islamic historian, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

1075  On this day in history ordericus Vitalis, French monk/historian/poet  

1249  On this day in history andrew of Longjumeau is dispatched by Louis IX of France as his ambassador to meet with the Khan of the Mongols.  

1279  On this day in history afonso III, King of Portugal (1248-79), dies  

1349  On February - 16 jews are expelled from Burgsdorf Switzerland  

1391  On February - 16 johannes V Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantium (1341-91), dies  

1486  On this day in history diet of Frankfort  

1497  Philipp Melanchthon, Germ, Protestant reformer (Augsburgse Confessie) on February - 16.  

1512  On February - 16 battle at Valeggio French troops beat Venetianen  

1512  Battle at Valeggio: French troops beat Venetianen on February - 16.  

1519  On this day in history gaspard de Coligny, Huguenot leader/French admiral  

1538  On this day in history everhard/Erardus van de Mark, prince-bishop of Liege, dies at 65  

1559  Pope Paul IV calls for deposition of sovereigns supporting heresy on this day in history.  

1560  Jean du Bellay, French Catholic cardinal and diplomat on February - 16.  

1620  On February - 16 frederick William, Great Elector, founder of Brandenburg-Prussia  

1641  On this day in history english king Charles I accept Triennial Act  

1646  Battle of Great Torrington, Devon on this day in history.  

1653  Johannes Schultz, composer, dies at 70 on February - 16.  

1655  On this day in history dutch Grand Pensionary advisor Johan de Witt marries Wendela Bicker  

1659  First known check (£400), it is now (on display at Westminster Abbey on this day in history.  

1659  On this day in history 1st known check (£400) (on display at Westminster Abbey)  

1666  On this day in history 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  Bohuslav M Czernohorsky, Czech monk/composer on February - 16.  

1698  Pierre Bouguer, French mathematician (heliometer) on this day in history.  

1709  Charles Avison, composer on February - 16.  

1740  Giambattista Bodoni, Saluzzo Italy, printer/typeface designer (Bodoni) on February - 16.  

1741  Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine (2nd US Magazine) begins publishing on February - 16.  

1741  Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine (2nd US Mag) begins publishing on February - 16.  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1032  Emperor Yingzong of China (d. 1067) was born on February - 16.  

1075  On February - 16 birth of ordericus Vitalis, French monk/historian/poet  

1497  On this day in history birth of philipp Melanchthon, Germ, Protestant reformer (Augsburgse Confessie)  

1519  On February - 16 birth of gaspard de Coligny, Huguenot leader/French admiral  

1543  Kano Eitoku, Japanese painter (d. 1590) was born on February - 16.  

1620  On February - 16 birth of frederick William, Great Elector, founder of Brandenburg-Prussia  

1643  On February - 16 birth of john Sharp, English Archbishop of York (d. 1714)  

1669  On this day in history birth of arnold Boonen, Dutch portrait painter  

Famous Deaths In February - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0309  On this day in history death of pamphilus van Caesarea, Palestinian scholar/martyr, beheaded  

0923  On this day in history abu Dja'far Mohammed Djarir al-Tabari, islamic historian, dies at 83  

1247  Death of Heinrich Raspe, Landgrave of Thuringia (b. 1204) on February - 16.  

1279  Afonso III, King of Portugal (1248-79), dies on February - 16.  

1391  On February - 16 johannes V Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantium (1341-91), dies  

1531  Death of Johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1452) on this day in history.  

1538  Everhard/Erardus van de Mark, prince-bishop of Liege, dies at 65 on February - 16.  

1560  Death of Jean du Bellay, French Catholic cardinal and diplomat on this day in history.  

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