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Historical Events Happened In December - 31

Monday, 27 June 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  On December - 31 st. Silvester, Pope  

0406  On this day in history 80,000 Vandels attack the Rhine at Mainz  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

0870  On this day in history skirmish at Englefield: Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army  

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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  On December - 31 daigaku, Zen teacher/46th head of Engakuji, dies in Kamakura Japan  

1384  John Wycliffe, English religious reformer/bible translator, dies on December - 31.  

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  Cesare Borgia (son of pope Alexander VI) occupies Urbino on December - 31.  

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

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

1564  On December - 31 willem van Orange demands freedom of conscience/religion  

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

1600  British East India Company chartered on this day in history.  

1604  On this day in history admiral Steven van der Haghen's fleet reaches Bantam  

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  On this day in history giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies  

1652  On December - 31 frances Cecil, 2nd wife of English earl of Shaftesbury, dies  

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 this day in history.  

1669  On this day in history france & Brandenburg sign secret treaty  

1670  On this day in history france & England sign Boyne-treaty  

1673  On this day in history oliver St John, English statesman and judge  

1680  On December - 31 amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens  

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  Muhammad bin Qasim, Syrian general (d. 715) was born on December - 31.  

1378  On this day in history birth of callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58)  

1378  On December - 31 birth of pope Callixtus III (d. 1458)  

1491  Jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557) was born on December - 31.  

1514  Andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica) was born on December - 31.  

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

1572  On this day in history birth of emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617)  

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

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Famous Deaths In December - 31

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0192  On this day in history death of lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31  

0335  Death of St. Silvester, Pope on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1164  Death of Margrave Ottokar III of Styria (b. 1124) on December - 31.  

1194  Death of Duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157) on this day in history.  

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 December - 31.  

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