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Historical Events Happened In December - 31

Sunday, 24 May 2015

0192  Lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31 on this day in history.  

0335  On December - 31 st Silvester I ends his reign as Catholic Pope  

0335  On December - 31 st. Silvester, Pope  

0406  80,000 Vandels attack the Rhine at Mainz on December - 31.  

0406  On December - 31 godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle  

0439  Melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56 on December - 31.  

0535  Byzantine General Belisarius completes the conquest of Sicily, defeating the Ostrogothic garrison of Syracuse, and ending his consulship for the year on December - 31.  

0765  On December - 31 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  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  Callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58) on December - 31.  

1382  On this day in history daigaku, Zen teacher/46th head of Engakuji, dies in Kamakura Japan  

1384  On this day in history john Wycliffe, English religious reformer/bible translator, dies  

1424  On this day in history thomas Beaufort, 1st Duke of Exeter, English military leader  

1492  On this day in history 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  Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri) on December - 31.  

1564  Willem van Orange demands freedom of conscience/religion on this day in history.  

1583  Thomas Erastus, Switz, theologist, dies on December - 31.  

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  On this day in history hungarian King Bethlen Gabor/Ferdinand II sign Treaty of Mikulov  

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  James II of England is named Duke of Normandy by Louis XIV of France on December - 31.  

1668  Hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist on December - 31.  

1669  On December - 31 france & Brandenburg sign secret treaty  

1670  On December - 31 france & England sign Boyne-treaty  

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.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 31

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0695  On this day in history birth of muhammad bin Qasim, Syrian general (d. 715)  

1378  Callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58) was born on this day in history.  

1378  Pope Callixtus III (d. 1458) was born on December - 31.  

1491  On December - 31 birth of jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557)  

1514  On this day in history birth of andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica)  

1540  Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri) was born on this day in history.  

1572  On December - 31 birth of emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617)  

1668  Hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In December - 31

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0192  On December - 31 death of lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31  

0335  Death of St. Silvester, Pope on December - 31.  

0406  On December - 31 godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle  

0439  On this day in history melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56  

1164  Death of Margrave Ottokar III of Styria (b. 1124) on this day in history.  

1194  On December - 31 death of duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157)  

1297  Death of Humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford, English soldier (b. 1249) on December - 31.  

1302  Death of Frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238) on this day in history.