Historical Events Happened In December - 31
Friday, 31 October 2014
0192 On this day in history lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31
0335 On December - 31 st Silvester I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
0335 On this day in history 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 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 Coffin of Ho-tse Shen-hui interred in a stupa built in China on December - 31.
0870 England's Ethelred I defeats the Danes December 31 in a skirmish at Englefield in Berkshire on December - 31.
0870 On December - 31 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 On December - 31 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 On this day in history john Wycliffe, English religious reformer/bible translator, dies
1424 On December - 31 thomas Beaufort, 1st Duke of Exeter, English military leader
1492 100,000 Jews expelled from Sicily on December - 31.
1502 On December - 31 cesare Borgia (son of pope Alexander VI) occupies Urbino
1514 Andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica) on December - 31.
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 this day in history.
1600 British East India Company chartered on this day in history.
1604 On December - 31 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 December - 31.
1647 On this day in history giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies
1652 Frances Cecil, 2nd wife of English earl of Shaftesbury, dies on December - 31.
1660 James II of England is named Duke of Normandy by Louis XIV of France on December - 31.
1668 On this day in history hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist
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 December - 31.
1680 Amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens on December - 31.
1687 1st Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope on December - 31.