Historical Events For December - 31
Monday, 24 July 2017
0192 Lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31 on this day in history.
0335 On December - 31 st Silvester I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
0335 St. Silvester, Pope on this day in history.
0406 On December - 31 80,000 Vandels attack the Rhine at Mainz
0406 Godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle on December - 31.
0439 On December - 31 melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56
0535 On this day in history byzantine General Belisarius completes the conquest of Sicily, defeating the Ostrogothic garrison of Syracuse, and ending his consulship for the year.
0765 On this day in history coffin of Ho-tse Shen-hui interred in a stupa built in China
0870 England's Ethelred I defeats the Danes December 31 in a skirmish at Englefield in Berkshire on this day in history.
0870 On December - 31 skirmish at Englefield: Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army
1229 On this day in history james I of Aragon the Conqueror enters Medina Mayurqa (now known as Palma, Spain) thus consummating the Christian conquest of the island of Majorca.
1378 Callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58) on this day in history.
1382 Daigaku, Zen teacher/46th head of Engakuji, dies in Kamakura Japan on this day in history.
1384 John Wycliffe, English religious reformer/bible translator, dies on December - 31.
1424 On December - 31 thomas Beaufort, 1st Duke of Exeter, English military leader
1492 On this day in history 100,000 Jews expelled from Sicily
1502 Cesare Borgia (son of pope Alexander VI) occupies Urbino on this day in history.
1514 On December - 31 andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica)
1540 On December - 31 silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri)
1564 On this day in history willem van Orange demands freedom of conscience/religion
1583 On this day in history thomas Erastus, Switz, theologist, dies
1600 British East India Company chartered on this day in history.
1604 On this day in history admiral Steven van der Haghen's fleet reaches Bantam
1616 Jacques Le Maire, pirate/explorer (Lemaire Strait), dies at 31 on December - 31.
1621 On December - 31 hungarian King Bethlen Gabor/Ferdinand II sign Treaty of Mikulov
1647 On this day in history giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies
1652 On this day in history frances Cecil, 2nd wife of English earl of Shaftesbury, dies
1660 On this day in history james II of England is named Duke of Normandy by Louis XIV of France.
1668 On December - 31 hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist
1669 France & Brandenburg sign secret treaty on this day in history.
1670 France & England sign Boyne-treaty on December - 31.
1673 On this day in history oliver St John, English statesman and judge
1680 On December - 31 amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens
1687 On this day in history 1st Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope