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Historical Events Happened In December - 31

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

0192  Lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31 on December - 31.  

0335  On this day in history st Silvester I ends his reign as Catholic Pope  

0335  St. Silvester, Pope on this day in history.  

0406  On December - 31 80,000 Vandels attack the Rhine at Mainz  

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

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 this day in history.  

0765  Coffin of Ho-tse Shen-hui interred in a stupa built in China on this day in history.  

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

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 December - 31.  

1492  100,000 Jews expelled from Sicily on this day in history.  

1502  On this day in history cesare Borgia (son of pope Alexander VI) occupies Urbino  

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

1540  On December - 31 silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri)  

1564  On December - 31 willem van Orange demands freedom of conscience/religion  

1583  Thomas Erastus, Switz, theologist, dies on December - 31.  

1600  On December - 31 british East India Company chartered  

1604  On this day in history admiral Steven van der Haghen's fleet reaches Bantam  

1616  Jacques Le Maire, pirate/explorer (Lemaire Strait), dies at 31 on December - 31.  

1621  On December - 31 hungarian King Bethlen Gabor/Ferdinand II sign Treaty of Mikulov  

1647  On December - 31 giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies  

1652  On December - 31 frances Cecil, 2nd wife of English earl of Shaftesbury, dies  

1660  James II of England is named Duke of Normandy by Louis XIV of France on December - 31.  

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

1669  On this day in history france & Brandenburg sign secret treaty  

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

1673  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 31

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0695  On this day in history birth of muhammad bin Qasim, Syrian general (d. 715)  

1378  Callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58) was born on this day in history.  

1378  On this day in history birth of pope Callixtus III (d. 1458)  

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

1514  Andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica) was born on this day in history.  

1540  On December - 31 birth of silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri)  

1572  Emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617) was born on this day in history.  

1668  On this day in history birth of hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist  

Famous Deaths In December - 31

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0192  Death of Lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31 on December - 31.  

0335  Death of St. Silvester, Pope on this day in history.  

0406  On December - 31 godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle  

0439  On December - 31 melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56  

1164  On December - 31 death of margrave Ottokar III of Styria (b. 1124)  

1194  Death of Duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157) on December - 31.  

1297  Death of Humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford, English soldier (b. 1249) on December - 31.  

1302  Death of Frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238) on this day in history.