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Historical Events Happened In February - 16

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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

1349  Jews are expelled from Burgsdorf Switzerland on this day in history.  

1391  Johannes V Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantium (1341-91), dies on this day in history.  

1486  On this day in history 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 this day in history 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  Jean du Bellay, French Catholic cardinal and diplomat on this day in history.  

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

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

1646  On this day in history battle of Great Torrington, Devon  

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

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

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

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

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 this day in history.  

1684  On this day in history bohuslav M Czernohorsky, Czech monk/composer  

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

1709  On this day in history charles Avison, composer  

1740  On this day in history giambattista Bodoni, Saluzzo Italy, printer/typeface designer (Bodoni)  

1741  On this day in history benjamin Franklin's General Magazine (2nd US Magazine) begins publishing  

1741  Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine (2nd US Mag) begins publishing on this day in history.  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1032  Emperor Yingzong of China (d. 1067) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1391  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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