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Historical Events For December - 31

Saturday, 25 February 2017

0192  On December - 31 lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31  

0335  St Silvester I ends his reign as Catholic Pope on December - 31.  

0335  On December - 31 st. Silvester, Pope  

0406  On this day in history 80,000 Vandels attack the Rhine at Mainz  

0406  On this day in history godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle  

0439  Melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56 on this day in history.  

0535  Byzantine General Belisarius completes the conquest of Sicily, defeating the Ostrogothic garrison of Syracuse, and ending his consulship for the year on December - 31.  

0765  Coffin of Ho-tse Shen-hui interred in a stupa built in China on December - 31.  

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  

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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  On this day in history callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58)  

1382  On December - 31 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 this day in history thomas Beaufort, 1st Duke of Exeter, English military leader  

1492  On December - 31 100,000 Jews expelled from Sicily  

1502  On December - 31 cesare Borgia (son of pope Alexander VI) occupies Urbino  

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

1540  Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri) on this day in history.  

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 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  Hungarian King Bethlen Gabor/Ferdinand II sign Treaty of Mikulov on December - 31.  

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

1652  On this day in history frances Cecil, 2nd wife of English earl of Shaftesbury, dies  

1660  James II of England is named Duke of Normandy by Louis XIV of France on this day in history.  

1668  Hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist on December - 31.  

1669  On this day in history france & Brandenburg sign secret treaty  

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

1673  Oliver St John, English statesman and judge on this day in history.  

1680  Amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens on this day in history.  

1687  1st Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 31

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0695  On this day in history birth of muhammad bin Qasim, Syrian general (d. 715)  

1378  Callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58) was born on this day in history.  

1378  On this day in history birth of pope Callixtus III (d. 1458)  

1491  Jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557) was born on December - 31.  

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

1540  Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri) was born on this day in history.  

1572  Emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617) was born on December - 31.  

1668  On December - 31 birth of hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist  

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Famous Deaths In December - 31

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0192  On this day in history death of lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31  

0335  Death of St. Silvester, Pope on this day in history.  

0406  On this day in history 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  Death of Duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157) on this day in history.  

1297  Death of Humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford, English soldier (b. 1249) on December - 31.  

1302  Death of Frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238) on this day in history.  

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