Historical Events Happened In December - 31
Thursday, 18 December 2014
0192 Lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31 on this day in history.
0335 St Silvester I ends his reign as Catholic Pope on December - 31.
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 this day in history.
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 Coffin of Ho-tse Shen-hui interred in a stupa built in China on this day in history.
0870 England's Ethelred I defeats the Danes December 31 in a skirmish at Englefield in Berkshire on this day in history.
0870 Skirmish at Englefield: Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army on this day in history.
1229 James I of Aragon the Conqueror enters Medina Mayurqa (now known as Palma, Spain) thus consummating the Christian conquest of the island of Majorca on this day in history.
1378 Callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58) on December - 31.
1382 Daigaku, Zen teacher/46th head of Engakuji, dies in Kamakura Japan on this day in history.
1384 On this day in history john Wycliffe, English religious reformer/bible translator, dies
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 On December - 31 cesare Borgia (son of pope Alexander VI) occupies Urbino
1514 On this day in history andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica)
1540 Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri) on December - 31.
1564 Willem van Orange demands freedom of conscience/religion on December - 31.
1583 On this day in history thomas Erastus, Switz, theologist, dies
1600 British East India Company chartered on this day in history.
1604 Admiral Steven van der Haghen's fleet reaches Bantam on this day in history.
1616 On December - 31 jacques Le Maire, pirate/explorer (Lemaire Strait), dies at 31
1621 On December - 31 hungarian King Bethlen Gabor/Ferdinand II sign Treaty of Mikulov
1647 Giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies on December - 31.
1652 Frances Cecil, 2nd wife of English earl of Shaftesbury, dies on this day in history.
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 On December - 31 france & Brandenburg sign secret treaty
1670 France & England sign Boyne-treaty on this day in history.
1673 On December - 31 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