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Historical Events Happened In February - 16

Saturday, 13 February 2016

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

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

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

0600  On February - 16 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 this day in history 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  On this day in history afonso III, King of Portugal (1248-79), dies  

1349  Jews are expelled from Burgsdorf Switzerland on February - 16.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

1646  On February - 16 battle of Great Torrington, Devon  

1653  Johannes Schultz, composer, dies at 70 on February - 16.  

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

1659  On February - 16 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  On February - 16 netherlands & Brandenburg sign treaty  

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

1677  Earl of Shaftesbury arrested/confined in London Tower on this day in history.  

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

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

1709  On this day in history charles Avison, composer  

1740  On February - 16 giambattista Bodoni, Saluzzo Italy, printer/typeface designer (Bodoni)  

1741  Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine (2nd US Magazine) begins publishing on February - 16.  

1741  Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine (2nd US Mag) begins publishing on February - 16.  

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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  Ordericus Vitalis, French monk/historian/poet was born on February - 16.  

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

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

1543  On February - 16 birth of kano Eitoku, Japanese painter (d. 1590)  

1620  Frederick William, Great Elector, founder of Brandenburg-Prussia was born on February - 16.  

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

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

Famous Deaths In February - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0309  On February - 16 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  Death of Heinrich Raspe, Landgrave of Thuringia (b. 1204) on this day in history.  

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

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 February - 16.  

1538  Everhard/Erardus van de Mark, prince-bishop of Liege, dies at 65 on February - 16.  

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

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