Historical Events Happened In December - 31
Thursday, 11 February 2016
0192 On December - 31 lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31
0335 St Silvester I ends his reign as Catholic Pope on December - 31.
0335 St. Silvester, Pope on this day in history.
0406 On this day in history 80,000 Vandels attack the Rhine at Mainz
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 On December - 31 byzantine General Belisarius completes the conquest of Sicily, defeating the Ostrogothic garrison of Syracuse, and ending his consulship for the year.
0765 On this day in history coffin of Ho-tse Shen-hui interred in a stupa built in China
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 this day in history.
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 On December - 31 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 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 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 Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri) on December - 31.
1564 Willem van Orange demands freedom of conscience/religion on December - 31.
1583 Thomas Erastus, Switz, theologist, dies on December - 31.
1600 British East India Company chartered on this day in history.
1604 Admiral Steven van der Haghen's fleet reaches Bantam on this day in history.
1616 On December - 31 jacques Le Maire, pirate/explorer (Lemaire Strait), dies at 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 Frances Cecil, 2nd wife of English earl of Shaftesbury, dies on this day in history.
1660 On December - 31 james II of England is named Duke of Normandy by Louis XIV of France.
1668 Hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist on December - 31.
1669 On December - 31 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 December - 31.
1680 On December - 31 amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens
1687 1st Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope on this day in history.