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 This day in History - February 16
420 Historic Events for February 16
309

Pamphilus van Caesarea, Palestinian scholar/martyr, beheaded

Death
374

9th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

Event
600

Pope Gregory the Great decreea saying "God bless You" is the correct response to a sneeze

Event
923

Abu Dja'far Mohammed Djarir al-Tabari, islamic historian, dies at 83

Death
1075

Ordericus Vitalis, French monk/historian/poet

Birth
1247

Hendrik Raspe, [Papenking], count of Thringen, dies

Death
1279

Afonso III, King of Portugal (1248-79), dies

Death
1391

Johannes V Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantium (1341-91), dies

Death
1486

Diet of Frankfort

Event
1497

Philipp Melanchthon, Germ, Protestant reformer (Augsburgse Confessie)

Birth
1512

Battle at Valeggio: French troops beat Venetianen

Event
1514

Rh„ticus, [Rheticus], Austrian astronomer/mathematician

Birth
1519

Gaspard de Coligny, Huguenot leader/French admiral

Birth
1538

Everhard/Erardus van de Mark, prince-bishop of Liege, dies at 65

Death
1559

Pope Paul IV calls for deposition of sovereigns supporting heresy

Event
1620

Frederick William, Great Elector, founder of Brandenburg-Prussia

Birth
1641

English king Charles I accept Triennial Act

Event
1653

Johannes Schultz, composer, dies at 70

Death
1655

Dutch Grand Pensionary advisor Johan de Witt marries Wendela Bicker

Event
1659

1st known check (œ400) (on display at Westminster Abbey)

Event
1666

Netherlands and Brandenburg sign treaty

Event
1669

Arnold Boonen, Dutch portrait painter

Birth
1677

Earl of Shaftesbury arrested/confined in London Tower

Event
1684

Bohuslav M Czernohorsky, Czech monk/composer

Birth
1684

Bohuslav Matej Czernohorsky, Czech monk/composer

Birth