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Historical Events Happened In February - 16

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

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

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

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

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

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 February - 16.  

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  Jews are expelled from Burgsdorf Switzerland on this day in history.  

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

1486  Diet of Frankfort on February - 16.  

1497  Philipp Melanchthon, Germ, Protestant reformer (Augsburgse Confessie) on this day in history.  

1512  Battle at Valeggio French troops beat Venetianen on this day in history.  

1512  Battle at Valeggio: French troops beat Venetianen on this day in history.  

1519  On February - 16 gaspard de Coligny, Huguenot leader/French admiral  

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

1559  On February - 16 pope Paul IV calls for deposition of sovereigns supporting heresy  

1560  Jean du Bellay, French Catholic cardinal and diplomat on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history dutch Grand Pensionary advisor Johan de Witt marries Wendela Bicker  

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  Netherlands & Brandenburg sign treaty on this day in history.  

1669  On February - 16 arnold Boonen, Dutch portrait painter  

1677  Earl of Shaftesbury arrested/confined in London Tower on February - 16.  

1684  Bohuslav M Czernohorsky, Czech monk/composer on February - 16.  

1698  Pierre Bouguer, French mathematician (heliometer) on this day in history.  

1709  Charles Avison, composer on this day in history.  

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

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

1741  On this day in history benjamin Franklin's General Magazine (2nd US Mag) begins publishing  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1032  Emperor Yingzong of China (d. 1067) was born on this day in history.  

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  Gaspard de Coligny, Huguenot leader/French admiral was born on this day in history.  

1543  On February - 16 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 this day in history.  

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

0923  On February - 16 abu Dja'far Mohammed Djarir al-Tabari, islamic historian, dies at 83  

1247  Death of Heinrich Raspe, Landgrave of Thuringia (b. 1204) on February - 16.  

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

1391  On this day in history johannes V Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantium (1341-91), dies  

1531  On this day in history death of johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1452)  

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

1560  On February - 16 death of jean du Bellay, French Catholic cardinal and diplomat