Historical Events In December - 31
Sunday, 17 June 2018
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 St. Silvester, Pope on December - 31.
0406 On this day in history 80,000 Vandels attack the Rhine at Mainz
0406 Godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle on this day in history.
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 December - 31.
0765 On December - 31 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 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 On December - 31 callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58)
1382 Daigaku, Zen teacher/46th head of Engakuji, dies in Kamakura Japan on this day in history.
1384 On December - 31 john Wycliffe, English religious reformer/bible translator, dies
1424 Thomas Beaufort, 1st Duke of Exeter, English military leader on December - 31.
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 Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri) on December - 31.
1564 On December - 31 willem van Orange demands freedom of conscience/religion
1583 Thomas Erastus, Switz, theologist, dies on this day in history.
1600 British East India Company chartered on December - 31.
1604 Admiral Steven van der Haghen's fleet reaches Bantam on December - 31.
1616 On December - 31 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 this day in history giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies
1652 On December - 31 frances Cecil, 2nd wife of English earl of Shaftesbury, dies
1660 On this day in history james II of England is named Duke of Normandy by Louis XIV of France.
1668 Hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist on this day in history.
1669 On December - 31 france & Brandenburg sign secret treaty
1670 On this day in history france & England sign Boyne-treaty
1673 Oliver St John, English statesman and judge on December - 31.
1680 On this day in history amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens
1687 1st Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope on this day in history.