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Historical Events Happened In February - 16

Saturday, 30 May 2015

0309  Pamphilus van Caesarea, Palestinian scholar/martyr, beheaded on February - 16.  

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

0600  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

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

1249  Andrew of Longjumeau is dispatched by Louis IX of France as his ambassador to meet with the Khan of the Mongols on this day in history.  

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

1349  On this day in history jews are expelled from Burgsdorf Switzerland  

1391  On this day in history 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  On this day in history battle at Valeggio French troops beat Venetianen  

1512  On February - 16 battle at Valeggio: French troops beat Venetianen  

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

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 February - 16 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 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  On February - 16 arnold Boonen, Dutch portrait painter  

1677  Earl of Shaftesbury arrested/confined in London Tower on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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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 February - 16.  

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

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

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

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.  

Famous Deaths In February - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0309  On February - 16 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  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 February - 16.  

1538  On February - 16 everhard/Erardus van de Mark, prince-bishop of Liege, dies at 65  

1560  On this day in history death of jean du Bellay, French Catholic cardinal and diplomat