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Historical Events Happened In December - 31

Friday, 18 April 2014

0192  On this day in history lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31  

0335  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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 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 this day in history skirmish at Englefield: Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army  

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 this day in history.  

1382  On this day in history 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  On this day in history 100,000 Jews expelled from Sicily  

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 this day in history silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri)  

1564  Willem van Orange demands freedom of conscience/religion on this day in history.  

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

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

1604  On this day in history 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  Giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies on this day in history.  

1652  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1668  Hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist on this day in history.  

1669  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1680  Amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens on this day in history.  

1687  On this day in history 1st Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

0695  Muhammad bin Qasim, Syrian general (d. 715) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

1491  On this day in history birth of jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557)  

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 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 this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1194  On this day in history death of duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157)  

1297  On this day in history death of humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford, English soldier (b. 1249)  

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