Historical Events Happened In December - 31
Friday, 28 November 2014
0192 Lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31 on December - 31.
0335 On this day in history st Silvester I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
0335 On this day in history st. Silvester, Pope
0406 80,000 Vandels attack the Rhine at Mainz on December - 31.
0406 Godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle on December - 31.
0439 Melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56 on December - 31.
0535 Byzantine General Belisarius completes the conquest of Sicily, defeating the Ostrogothic garrison of Syracuse, and ending his consulship for the year on this day in history.
0765 On this day in history coffin of Ho-tse Shen-hui interred in a stupa built in China
0870 On this day in history england's Ethelred I defeats the Danes December 31 in a skirmish at Englefield in Berkshire
0870 Skirmish at Englefield: Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army on this day in history.
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 On this day in history daigaku, Zen teacher/46th head of Engakuji, dies in Kamakura Japan
1384 John Wycliffe, English religious reformer/bible translator, dies on this day in history.
1424 On December - 31 thomas Beaufort, 1st Duke of Exeter, English military leader
1492 100,000 Jews expelled from Sicily on this day in history.
1502 Cesare Borgia (son of pope Alexander VI) occupies Urbino on December - 31.
1514 On December - 31 andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica)
1540 Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri) on this day in history.
1564 Willem van Orange demands freedom of conscience/religion on this day in history.
1583 On this day in history thomas Erastus, Switz, theologist, dies
1600 British East India Company chartered on December - 31.
1604 Admiral Steven van der Haghen's fleet reaches Bantam on December - 31.
1616 On this day in history jacques Le Maire, pirate/explorer (Lemaire Strait), dies at 31
1621 On this day in history hungarian King Bethlen Gabor/Ferdinand II sign Treaty of Mikulov
1647 On December - 31 giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies
1652 Frances Cecil, 2nd wife of English earl of Shaftesbury, dies on December - 31.
1660 James II of England is named Duke of Normandy by Louis XIV of France on this day in history.
1668 On December - 31 hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist
1669 France & Brandenburg sign secret treaty on December - 31.
1670 On this day in history france & England sign Boyne-treaty
1673 On this day in history oliver St John, English statesman and judge
1680 On this day in history amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens
1687 On December - 31 1st Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope