Historical Events For December - 31
Monday, 27 March 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 this day in history.
0335 St. Silvester, Pope on this day in history.
0406 80,000 Vandels attack the Rhine at Mainz 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
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 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 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 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 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 On this day in history andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica)
1540 On December - 31 silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri)
1564 On December - 31 willem van Orange demands freedom of conscience/religion
1583 On this day in history thomas Erastus, Switz, theologist, dies
1600 On this day in history british East India Company chartered
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 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 James II of England is named Duke of Normandy by Louis XIV of France on December - 31.
1668 Hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist on this day in history.
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 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.