Historical Events Happened In December - 31
Wednesday, 04 May 2016
0192 Lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31 on December - 31.
0335 On December - 31 st Silvester I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
0335 On December - 31 st. Silvester, Pope
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 On December - 31 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 On December - 31 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 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 Daigaku, Zen teacher/46th head of Engakuji, dies in Kamakura Japan on December - 31.
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 Cesare Borgia (son of pope Alexander VI) occupies Urbino on this day in history.
1514 Andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica) on this day in history.
1540 On December - 31 silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri)
1564 Willem van Orange demands freedom of conscience/religion on December - 31.
1583 On December - 31 thomas Erastus, Switz, theologist, dies
1600 British East India Company chartered on December - 31.
1604 On December - 31 admiral Steven van der Haghen's fleet reaches Bantam
1616 Jacques Le Maire, pirate/explorer (Lemaire Strait), dies at 31 on December - 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 December - 31 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 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 December - 31 oliver St John, English statesman and judge
1680 On December - 31 amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens
1687 On December - 31 1st Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope