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Historical Events Happened In February - 16

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0309  On this day in history pamphilus van Caesarea, Palestinian scholar/martyr, beheaded  

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

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  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  Afonso III, King of Portugal (1248-79), dies on February - 16.  

1349  On February - 16 jews are expelled from Burgsdorf Switzerland  

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

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

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

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 this day in history.  

1666  On this day in history netherlands & Brandenburg sign treaty  

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

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

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

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

1709  On February - 16 charles Avison, composer  

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

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 this day in history.  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1032  On this day in history birth of emperor Yingzong of China (d. 1067)  

1075  On this day in history birth of ordericus Vitalis, French monk/historian/poet  

1497  On this day in history birth of philipp Melanchthon, Germ, Protestant reformer (Augsburgse Confessie)  

1519  On this day in history birth of gaspard de Coligny, Huguenot leader/French admiral  

1543  On this day in history birth of kano Eitoku, Japanese painter (d. 1590)  

1620  Frederick William, Great Elector, founder of Brandenburg-Prussia was born on February - 16.  

1643  John Sharp, English Archbishop of York (d. 1714) was born on February - 16.  

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  On this day in history death of pamphilus van Caesarea, Palestinian scholar/martyr, beheaded  

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  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 this day in history.  

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

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