Historical Events Happened In December - 31
Sunday, 29 May 2016
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 80,000 Vandels attack the Rhine at Mainz on December - 31.
0406 Godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle on December - 31.
0439 On this day in history melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56
0535 On this day in history 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 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 December - 31.
1378 Callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58) on December - 31.
1382 On December - 31 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 On this day in history thomas Beaufort, 1st Duke of Exeter, English military leader
1492 On December - 31 100,000 Jews expelled from Sicily
1502 On this day in history cesare Borgia (son of pope Alexander VI) occupies Urbino
1514 Andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica) on this day in history.
1540 On this day in history silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri)
1564 On this day in history willem van Orange demands freedom of conscience/religion
1583 Thomas Erastus, Switz, theologist, dies on this day in history.
1600 On December - 31 british East India Company chartered
1604 Admiral Steven van der Haghen's fleet reaches Bantam on December - 31.
1616 On December - 31 jacques Le Maire, pirate/explorer (Lemaire Strait), dies at 31
1621 Hungarian King Bethlen Gabor/Ferdinand II sign Treaty of Mikulov on December - 31.
1647 Giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies on December - 31.
1652 Frances Cecil, 2nd wife of English earl of Shaftesbury, dies on December - 31.
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 France & Brandenburg sign secret treaty on this day in history.
1670 On this day in history france & England sign Boyne-treaty
1673 Oliver St John, English statesman and judge on this day in history.
1680 Amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens on December - 31.
1687 On December - 31 1st Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope