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Historical Events Happened In February - 16

Saturday, 01 November 2014

0309  On this day in history 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  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 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 this day in history afonso III, King of Portugal (1248-79), dies  

1349  Jews are expelled from Burgsdorf Switzerland on this day in history.  

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

1486  Diet of Frankfort on February - 16.  

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  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 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  Frederick William, Great Elector, founder of Brandenburg-Prussia on February - 16.  

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

1646  On this day in history battle of Great Torrington, Devon  

1653  Johannes Schultz, composer, dies at 70 on February - 16.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1666  Netherlands & Brandenburg sign treaty on February - 16.  

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

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

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

1698  On February - 16 pierre Bouguer, French mathematician (heliometer)  

1709  On this day in history charles Avison, composer  

1740  On February - 16 giambattista Bodoni, Saluzzo Italy, printer/typeface designer (Bodoni)  

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

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

1075  Ordericus Vitalis, French monk/historian/poet was born on this day in history.  

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

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  On February - 16 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  On this day in history abu Dja'far Mohammed Djarir al-Tabari, islamic historian, dies at 83  

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  Death of Johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1452) on this day in history.  

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

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