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Historical Events Happened In February - 16

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

0374  9th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet on this day in history.  

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  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  On February - 16 afonso III, King of Portugal (1248-79), dies  

1349  On February - 16 jews are expelled from Burgsdorf Switzerland  

1391  On this day in history 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 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  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 February - 16.  

1620  On February - 16 frederick William, Great Elector, founder of Brandenburg-Prussia  

1641  English king Charles I accept Triennial Act on this day in history.  

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 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 February - 16 netherlands & Brandenburg sign treaty  

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

1677  On February - 16 earl of Shaftesbury arrested/confined in London Tower  

1684  Bohuslav M Czernohorsky, Czech monk/composer on this day in history.  

1698  Pierre Bouguer, French mathematician (heliometer) on February - 16.  

1709  Charles Avison, composer on February - 16.  

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

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

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 this day in history birth of emperor Yingzong of China (d. 1067)  

1075  On this day in history birth of ordericus Vitalis, French monk/historian/poet  

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

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

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

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

1531  On February - 16 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 February - 16.