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Historical Events Happened In February - 16

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

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

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

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 February - 16.  

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

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  Jews are expelled from Burgsdorf Switzerland on February - 16.  

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

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1486  On this day in history diet of Frankfort  

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

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

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

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

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

1646  Battle of Great Torrington, Devon on February - 16.  

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

1655  Dutch Grand Pensionary advisor Johan de Witt marries Wendela Bicker on February - 16.  

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

1659  1st known check (£400) (on display at Westminster Abbey) on February - 16.  

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

1669  On February - 16 arnold Boonen, Dutch portrait painter  

1677  On this day in history earl of Shaftesbury arrested/confined in London Tower  

1684  Bohuslav M Czernohorsky, Czech monk/composer on February - 16.  

1698  On this day in history pierre Bouguer, French mathematician (heliometer)  

1709  On this day in history charles Avison, composer  

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

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

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

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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 February - 16.  

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

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

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

1620  On this day in history 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  Arnold Boonen, Dutch portrait painter was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

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