Historical Events For December - 31
Monday, 29 May 2017
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 On this day in history 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 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 Coffin of Ho-tse Shen-hui interred in a stupa built in China on this day in history.
0870 England's Ethelred I defeats the Danes December 31 in a skirmish at Englefield in Berkshire on this day in history.
0870 On December - 31 skirmish at Englefield: Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army
1229 On this day in history 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 Daigaku, Zen teacher/46th head of Engakuji, dies in Kamakura Japan on this day in history.
1384 John Wycliffe, English religious reformer/bible translator, dies on this day in history.
1424 Thomas Beaufort, 1st Duke of Exeter, English military leader on December - 31.
1492 On this day in history 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 On December - 31 admiral Steven van der Haghen's fleet reaches Bantam
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 December - 31 giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies
1652 Frances Cecil, 2nd wife of English earl of Shaftesbury, dies on December - 31.
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 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 December - 31.
1687 1st Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope on December - 31.