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Historical Events Happened In February - 16

Thursday, 05 May 2016

0309  Pamphilus van Caesarea, Palestinian scholar/martyr, beheaded on this day in history.  

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

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

1075  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1349  Jews are expelled from Burgsdorf Switzerland on February - 16.  

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

1486  On February - 16 diet of Frankfort  

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

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

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

1519  Gaspard de Coligny, Huguenot leader/French admiral on February - 16.  

1538  On February - 16 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 February - 16.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

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

1666  Netherlands & Brandenburg sign treaty on February - 16.  

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

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

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

1698  Pierre Bouguer, French mathematician (heliometer) on this day in history.  

1709  On this day in history charles Avison, composer  

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

1741  Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine (2nd US Magazine) begins publishing on February - 16.  

1741  Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine (2nd US Mag) begins publishing on February - 16.  

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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  Ordericus Vitalis, French monk/historian/poet was born on February - 16.  

1497  On February - 16 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  Frederick William, Great Elector, founder of Brandenburg-Prussia was born on this day in history.  

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

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

1247  Death of Heinrich Raspe, Landgrave of Thuringia (b. 1204) on February - 16.  

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  On February - 16 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  Death of Jean du Bellay, French Catholic cardinal and diplomat on February - 16.  

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