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Historical Events Happened In February - 16

Thursday, 23 October 2014

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

0600  On this day in history 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 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  On this day in history johannes V Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantium (1341-91), dies  

1486  Diet of Frankfort on this day in history.  

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

1519  On February - 16 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 February - 16.  

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

1646  Battle of Great Torrington, Devon on this day in history.  

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  On February - 16 first known check (£400), it is now (on display at Westminster Abbey  

1659  On this day in history 1st known check (£400) (on display at Westminster Abbey)  

1666  On this day in history netherlands & Brandenburg sign treaty  

1669  On February - 16 arnold Boonen, Dutch portrait painter  

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

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

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

1709  Charles Avison, composer on this day in history.  

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  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  Emperor Yingzong of China (d. 1067) was born on February - 16.  

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

1620  On February - 16 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 February - 16.  

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

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

1279  On February - 16 afonso III, King of Portugal (1248-79), dies  

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

1531  On February - 16 death of johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1452)  

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 February - 16.