On This Day in History for February 16

Events in History

  • 374 9th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
  • 600 Pope Gregory the Great decrees saying "God bless You" is the correct response to a sneeze
  • 1249 Andrew of Longjumeau is dispatched by Louis IX of France as his ambassador to meet with the Khan of the Mongols
  • 1486 Maximilian I is elected King of the Romans at Frankfurt
  • 1512 Battle at Valeggio: French troops beat Venetianen
  • 1559 Pope Paul IV calls for deposition of sovereigns supporting heresy
  • 1641 English king Charles I accepts Triennial Act requiring that Parliament meet for at least a fifty-day session once every three years
  • 1646 Battle of Great Torrington, Devon - the last major battle of the first English Civil War
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Weddings in History


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