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Historical Events Happened In February - 16

Tuesday, 07 July 2015

0309  On February - 16 pamphilus van Caesarea, Palestinian scholar/martyr, beheaded  

0374  9th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet on February - 16.  

0600  Pope Gregory the Great decrees saying "God bless You" is the correct response to a sneeze on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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 February - 16 jews are expelled from Burgsdorf Switzerland  

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

1486  Diet of Frankfort on February - 16.  

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

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

1538  Everhard/Erardus van de Mark, prince-bishop of Liege, dies at 65 on this day in history.  

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

1641  English king Charles I accept Triennial Act on February - 16.  

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

1653  On this day in history johannes Schultz, composer, dies at 70  

1655  Dutch Grand Pensionary advisor Johan de Witt marries Wendela Bicker on this day in history.  

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

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  Arnold Boonen, Dutch portrait painter on February - 16.  

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 February - 16.  

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 February - 16.  

1741  On this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of ordericus Vitalis, French monk/historian/poet  

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

1519  Gaspard de Coligny, Huguenot leader/French admiral was born on February - 16.  

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

1620  Frederick William, Great Elector, founder of Brandenburg-Prussia was born on this day in history.  

1643  On this day in history birth of john Sharp, English Archbishop of York (d. 1714)  

1669  On February - 16 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  Abu Dja'far Mohammed Djarir al-Tabari, islamic historian, dies at 83 on February - 16.  

1247  On February - 16 death of heinrich Raspe, Landgrave of Thuringia (b. 1204)  

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

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

1531  On this day in history death of johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1452)  

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

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