Historical Events Happened In December - 31
Thursday, 03 September 2015
0192 Lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31 on December - 31.
0335 St Silvester I ends his reign as Catholic Pope on this day in history.
0335 On December - 31 st. Silvester, Pope
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 Melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56 on December - 31.
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 England's Ethelred I defeats the Danes December 31 in a skirmish at Englefield in Berkshire on this day in history.
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 On this day in history callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58)
1382 Daigaku, Zen teacher/46th head of Engakuji, dies in Kamakura Japan on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1492 100,000 Jews expelled from Sicily on December - 31.
1502 On December - 31 cesare Borgia (son of pope Alexander VI) occupies Urbino
1514 On December - 31 andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica)
1540 Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri) on December - 31.
1564 On December - 31 willem van Orange demands freedom of conscience/religion
1583 On December - 31 thomas Erastus, Switz, theologist, dies
1600 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1647 Giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies on this day in history.
1652 Frances Cecil, 2nd wife of English earl of Shaftesbury, dies on this day in history.
1660 On this day in history 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 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 this day in history amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens
1687 1st Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope on this day in history.