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Historical Events Happened In February - 16

Saturday, 29 November 2014

0309  Pamphilus van Caesarea, Palestinian scholar/martyr, beheaded on February - 16.  

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 February - 16.  

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

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  On this day in history jews are expelled from Burgsdorf Switzerland  

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

1486  On February - 16 diet of Frankfort  

1497  On February - 16 philipp Melanchthon, Germ, Protestant reformer (Augsburgse Confessie)  

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

1512  On this day in history battle at Valeggio: French troops beat Venetianen  

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  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 this day in history english king Charles I accept Triennial Act  

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

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

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

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

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

1666  Netherlands & Brandenburg sign treaty on February - 16.  

1669  Arnold Boonen, Dutch portrait painter on February - 16.  

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 February - 16.  

1709  On February - 16 charles Avison, composer  

1740  Giambattista Bodoni, Saluzzo Italy, printer/typeface designer (Bodoni) on this day in history.  

1741  On February - 16 benjamin Franklin's General Magazine (2nd US Magazine) begins publishing  

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  On February - 16 birth of emperor Yingzong of China (d. 1067)  

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 this day in history.  

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

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  John Sharp, English Archbishop of York (d. 1714) was born on this day in history.  

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

Famous Deaths In February - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0309  Death of Pamphilus van Caesarea, Palestinian scholar/martyr, beheaded on February - 16.  

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

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

1531  Death of Johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1452) on February - 16.  

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

1560  On this day in history death of jean du Bellay, French Catholic cardinal and diplomat