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Historical Events For February - 16

Thursday, 23 March 2017

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

1075  On February - 16 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 this day in history johannes V Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantium (1341-91), dies  

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1486  On this day in history diet of Frankfort  

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

1512  Battle at Valeggio French troops beat Venetianen on February - 16.  

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  On this day in history everhard/Erardus van de Mark, prince-bishop of Liege, dies at 65  

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  Frederick William, Great Elector, founder of Brandenburg-Prussia on this day in history.  

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

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

1653  On this day in history johannes Schultz, composer, dies at 70  

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

1659  First known check (£400), it is now (on display at Westminster Abbey on February - 16.  

1659  1st known check (£400) (on display at Westminster Abbey) on February - 16.  

1666  On this day in history netherlands & Brandenburg sign treaty  

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

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

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

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

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

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

1497  Philipp Melanchthon, Germ, Protestant reformer (Augsburgse Confessie) was born on February - 16.  

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

1543  Kano Eitoku, Japanese painter (d. 1590) was born on this day in history.  

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

1643  On February - 16 birth of john Sharp, English Archbishop of York (d. 1714)  

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

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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  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 February - 16.  

1391  On February - 16 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 this day in history death of jean du Bellay, French Catholic cardinal and diplomat  

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