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Historical Events Happened In February - 16

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0309  On February - 16 pamphilus van Caesarea, Palestinian scholar/martyr, beheaded  

0374  9th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet on February - 16.  

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

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  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 this day in history.  

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  

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1486  On this day in history diet of Frankfort  

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

1512  On this day in history battle at Valeggio French troops beat Venetianen  

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  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 February - 16.  

1620  Frederick William, Great Elector, founder of Brandenburg-Prussia on this day in history.  

1641  On this day in history english king Charles I accept Triennial Act  

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  On February - 16 netherlands & Brandenburg sign treaty  

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

1677  On this day in history earl of Shaftesbury arrested/confined in London Tower  

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

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

1709  On February - 16 charles Avison, composer  

1740  Giambattista Bodoni, Saluzzo Italy, printer/typeface designer (Bodoni) on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

1669  Arnold Boonen, Dutch portrait painter was born on this day in history.  

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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 this day in history.  

0923  Abu Dja'far Mohammed Djarir al-Tabari, islamic historian, dies at 83 on February - 16.  

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

1279  Afonso III, King of Portugal (1248-79), dies on this day in history.  

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 February - 16.  

1538  On this day in history everhard/Erardus van de Mark, prince-bishop of Liege, dies at 65  

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

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