Historical Events Happened In December - 31
Sunday, 29 March 2015
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 December - 31 st. Silvester, Pope
0406 80,000 Vandels attack the Rhine at Mainz on December - 31.
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 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 December - 31.
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 this day in history callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58)
1382 Daigaku, Zen teacher/46th head of Engakuji, dies in Kamakura Japan on December - 31.
1384 On December - 31 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 On this day in history 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 Admiral Steven van der Haghen's fleet reaches Bantam on this day in history.
1616 On this day in history 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 On this day in history giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies
1652 Frances Cecil, 2nd wife of English earl of Shaftesbury, dies on this day in history.
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 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 December - 31.
1687 On this day in history 1st Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope