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Historical Events For December - 31

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

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 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  Godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle on December - 31.  

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 December - 31.  

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.  

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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 December - 31.  

1378  On this day in history callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58)  

1382  On this day in history daigaku, Zen teacher/46th head of Engakuji, dies in Kamakura Japan  

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 December - 31.  

1502  Cesare Borgia (son of pope Alexander VI) occupies Urbino on this day in history.  

1514  Andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica) on December - 31.  

1540  Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri) on this day in history.  

1564  Willem van Orange demands freedom of conscience/religion on December - 31.  

1583  Thomas Erastus, Switz, theologist, dies on this day in history.  

1600  British East India Company chartered on this day in history.  

1604  On December - 31 admiral Steven van der Haghen's fleet reaches Bantam  

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  On December - 31 giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies  

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  On December - 31 hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist  

1669  France & Brandenburg sign secret treaty on December - 31.  

1670  On December - 31 france & England sign Boyne-treaty  

1673  On this day in history oliver St John, English statesman and judge  

1680  On this day in history amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens  

1687  1st Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope on December - 31.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 31

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0695  Muhammad bin Qasim, Syrian general (d. 715) was born on December - 31.  

1378  Callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58) was born on December - 31.  

1378  Pope Callixtus III (d. 1458) was born on this day in history.  

1491  Jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557) was born on this day in history.  

1514  On this day in history birth of andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica)  

1540  Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri) was born on this day in history.  

1572  Emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617) was born on December - 31.  

1668  On December - 31 birth of hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist  

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Famous Deaths In December - 31

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0192  On December - 31 death of lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31  

0335  On this day in history death of st. Silvester, Pope  

0406  Godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle on December - 31.  

0439  On this day in history melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56  

1164  Death of Margrave Ottokar III of Styria (b. 1124) on this day in history.  

1194  On December - 31 death of duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157)  

1297  Death of Humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford, English soldier (b. 1249) on this day in history.  

1302  On December - 31 death of frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238)  

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