Historical Events For December - 15
Friday, 15 December 2017
0037 Nero Claudius Augustus Germanicus, 5th emperor of Rome (54-68) today in history.
0533 Byzantine general Belisarius defeats the Vandals, commanded by King Gelimer, at the Battle of Ticameron on December - 15.
0687 On December - 15 st Sergius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
0687 St Sergius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Conon on this day in history.
1025 The Byzantine emperor Basil II dies December 15 at age 69 after a 49-year reign He is succeeded by his brother, who will reign until 1028 as Constantine VIII on December - 15.
1124 Chancellor Haimeric selects pope (Lamberto becomes Honorius II) today in history.
1167 On December - 15 sicilian chancellor Stephen du Perche moves the royal court to Messina to prevent a rebellion.
1256 On December - 15 hulagu Khan captures and destroys the Hashshashin stronghold at Alamut in present-day Iran as part of the Mongol offensive on Islamic southwest Asia.
1467 Stephen III of Moldavia defeats Matthias Corvinus of Hungary, with the latter being injured thrice, at the Battle of Baia today in history.
1488 Bartholomeus Diaz returns to Portugal after sailing round Cape of Good Hope today in history.
1569 On December - 15 westmoreland flees to Scotland