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Historical Events Happened In December - 31

Wednesday, 04 May 2016

0192  Lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31 on December - 31.  

0335  On December - 31 st Silvester I ends his reign as Catholic Pope  

0335  On December - 31 st. Silvester, Pope  

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  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  Coffin of Ho-tse Shen-hui interred in a stupa built in China on December - 31.  

0870  On December - 31 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 December - 31.  

1229  On December - 31 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 December - 31.  

1384  John Wycliffe, English religious reformer/bible translator, dies on December - 31.  

1424  Thomas Beaufort, 1st Duke of Exeter, English military leader on December - 31.  

1492  100,000 Jews expelled from Sicily on this day in history.  

1502  Cesare Borgia (son of pope Alexander VI) occupies Urbino on this day in history.  

1514  Andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica) on this day in history.  

1540  On December - 31 silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri)  

1564  Willem van Orange demands freedom of conscience/religion on December - 31.  

1583  On December - 31 thomas Erastus, Switz, theologist, dies  

1600  British East India Company chartered on December - 31.  

1604  On December - 31 admiral Steven van der Haghen's fleet reaches Bantam  

1616  Jacques Le Maire, pirate/explorer (Lemaire Strait), dies at 31 on December - 31.  

1621  Hungarian King Bethlen Gabor/Ferdinand II sign Treaty of Mikulov on this day in history.  

1647  On December - 31 giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies  

1652  On December - 31 frances Cecil, 2nd wife of English earl of Shaftesbury, dies  

1660  On December - 31 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 this day in history france & Brandenburg sign secret treaty  

1670  On December - 31 france & England sign Boyne-treaty  

1673  On December - 31 oliver St John, English statesman and judge  

1680  On December - 31 amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens  

1687  On December - 31 1st Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 31

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0695  On December - 31 birth of muhammad bin Qasim, Syrian general (d. 715)  

1378  On December - 31 birth of callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58)  

1378  Pope Callixtus III (d. 1458) was born on this day in history.  

1491  Jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557) was born on this day in history.  

1514  Andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica) was born on December - 31.  

1540  On this day in history birth of silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri)  

1572  On this day in history birth of emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617)  

1668  On this day in history birth of hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist  

Famous Deaths In December - 31

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0192  Death of Lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31 on December - 31.  

0335  Death of St. Silvester, Pope on December - 31.  

0406  On December - 31 godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle  

0439  On December - 31 melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56  

1164  On December - 31 death of margrave Ottokar III of Styria (b. 1124)  

1194  On December - 31 death of duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157)  

1297  Death of Humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford, English soldier (b. 1249) on this day in history.  

1302  Death of Frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238) on December - 31.  

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