Historical Events Happened In December - 31
Sunday, 01 March 2015
0192 On this day in history lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 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 On this day in history melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56
0535 Byzantine General Belisarius completes the conquest of Sicily, defeating the Ostrogothic garrison of Syracuse, and ending his consulship for the year on this day in history.
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 December - 31.
0870 On this day in history skirmish at Englefield: Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army
1229 On December - 31 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 this day in history.
1382 On this day in history daigaku, Zen teacher/46th head of Engakuji, dies in Kamakura Japan
1384 John Wycliffe, English religious reformer/bible translator, dies on December - 31.
1424 Thomas Beaufort, 1st Duke of Exeter, English military leader on this day in history.
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 December - 31 andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica)
1540 Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri) on this day in history.
1564 On this day in history willem van Orange demands freedom of conscience/religion
1583 Thomas Erastus, Switz, theologist, dies on December - 31.
1600 On this day in history british East India Company chartered
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 December - 31 james II of England is named Duke of Normandy by Louis XIV of France.
1668 On this day in history hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist
1669 On December - 31 france & Brandenburg sign secret treaty
1670 France & England sign Boyne-treaty on this day in history.
1673 Oliver St John, English statesman and judge on December - 31.
1680 Amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens on December - 31.
1687 On December - 31 1st Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope