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Historical Events Happened In February - 16

Tuesday, 01 September 2015

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

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

0600  Pope Gregory the Great decrees saying "God bless You" is the correct response to a sneeze on February - 16.  

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

0923  On this day in history abu Dja'far Mohammed Djarir al-Tabari, islamic historian, dies at 83  

1075  On February - 16 ordericus Vitalis, French monk/historian/poet  

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  On this day in history jews are expelled from Burgsdorf Switzerland  

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

1486  On February - 16 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 February - 16 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  On this day in history jean du Bellay, French Catholic cardinal and diplomat  

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  On February - 16 battle of Great Torrington, Devon  

1653  On February - 16 johannes Schultz, composer, dies at 70  

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 February - 16.  

1666  On February - 16 netherlands & Brandenburg sign treaty  

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

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

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

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

1709  On February - 16 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 this day in history.  

1741  On this day in history 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 this day in history birth of emperor Yingzong of China (d. 1067)  

1075  Ordericus Vitalis, French monk/historian/poet was born on February - 16.  

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

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

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  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  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 this day in history.  

1247  On this day in history death of heinrich Raspe, Landgrave of Thuringia (b. 1204)  

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

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  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 this day in history.  

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