Historical Events Happened In December - 31
Tuesday, 01 December 2015
0192 Lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31 on this day in history.
0335 On this day in history st Silvester I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
0335 St. Silvester, Pope on December - 31.
0406 80,000 Vandels attack the Rhine at Mainz on this day in history.
0406 On December - 31 godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle
0439 On this day in history 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 On December - 31 coffin of Ho-tse Shen-hui interred in a stupa built in China
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 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 December - 31 callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58)
1382 On December - 31 daigaku, Zen teacher/46th head of Engakuji, dies in Kamakura Japan
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 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 On December - 31 andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica)
1540 Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri) on December - 31.
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 this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1647 Giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies on December - 31.
1652 On this day in history 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 December - 31.
1669 France & Brandenburg sign secret treaty on this day in history.
1670 On this day in history france & England sign Boyne-treaty
1673 On December - 31 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 December - 31.