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Historical Events For February - 16

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

0309  Pamphilus van Caesarea, Palestinian scholar/martyr, beheaded on this day in history.  

0374  On this day in history 9th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet  

0600  On February - 16 pope Gregory the Great decrees saying "God bless You" is the correct response to a sneeze  

0600  On this day in history pope Gregory the Great decreea saying "God bless You" is the correct response to a sneeze  

0923  On February - 16 abu Dja'far Mohammed Djarir al-Tabari, islamic historian, dies at 83  

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

1249  Andrew of Longjumeau is dispatched by Louis IX of France as his ambassador to meet with the Khan of the Mongols on February - 16.  

1279  Afonso III, King of Portugal (1248-79), dies on this day in history.  

1349  On this day in history jews are expelled from Burgsdorf Switzerland  

1391  Johannes V Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantium (1341-91), dies on February - 16.  

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1486  On February - 16 diet of Frankfort  

1497  Philipp Melanchthon, Germ, Protestant reformer (Augsburgse Confessie) on this day in history.  

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

1512  Battle at Valeggio: French troops beat Venetianen on this day in history.  

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

1538  On February - 16 everhard/Erardus van de Mark, prince-bishop of Liege, dies at 65  

1559  Pope Paul IV calls for deposition of sovereigns supporting heresy on February - 16.  

1560  On February - 16 jean du Bellay, French Catholic cardinal and diplomat  

1620  On this day in history frederick William, Great Elector, founder of Brandenburg-Prussia  

1641  On February - 16 english king Charles I accept Triennial Act  

1646  On February - 16 battle of Great Torrington, Devon  

1653  Johannes Schultz, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

1655  On February - 16 dutch Grand Pensionary advisor Johan de Witt marries Wendela Bicker  

1659  On February - 16 first known check (£400), it is now (on display at Westminster Abbey  

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

1666  Netherlands & Brandenburg sign treaty on this day in history.  

1669  Arnold Boonen, Dutch portrait painter on this day in history.  

1677  Earl of Shaftesbury arrested/confined in London Tower on February - 16.  

1684  On February - 16 bohuslav M Czernohorsky, Czech monk/composer  

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

1709  Charles Avison, composer on this day in history.  

1740  On this day in history 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 February - 16 benjamin Franklin's General Magazine (2nd US Mag) begins publishing  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 16

Famous People Born On This Day In History

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

1075  Ordericus Vitalis, French monk/historian/poet was born on this day in history.  

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

1519  Gaspard de Coligny, Huguenot leader/French admiral was born on this day in history.  

1543  On this day in history birth of kano Eitoku, Japanese painter (d. 1590)  

1620  On this day in history birth of frederick William, Great Elector, founder of Brandenburg-Prussia  

1643  John Sharp, English Archbishop of York (d. 1714) was born on February - 16.  

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

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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 February - 16 abu Dja'far Mohammed Djarir al-Tabari, islamic historian, dies at 83  

1247  On this day in history death of heinrich Raspe, Landgrave of Thuringia (b. 1204)  

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

1391  Johannes V Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantium (1341-91), dies on February - 16.  

1531  On February - 16 death of johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1452)  

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

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

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