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Historical Events Happened In December - 31

Saturday, 20 September 2014

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

0335  On this day in history st Silvester I ends his reign as Catholic Pope  

0335  St. Silvester, Pope on December - 31.  

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

0406  On this day in history 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  Byzantine General Belisarius completes the conquest of Sicily, defeating the Ostrogothic garrison of Syracuse, and ending his consulship for the year on this day in history.  

0765  Coffin of Ho-tse Shen-hui interred in a stupa built in China on this day in history.  

0870  On December - 31 england's Ethelred I defeats the Danes December 31 in a skirmish at Englefield in Berkshire  

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

1229  On this day in history james I of Aragon the Conqueror enters Medina Mayurqa (now known as Palma, Spain) thus consummating the Christian conquest of the island of Majorca.  

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

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

1384  On December - 31 john Wycliffe, English religious reformer/bible translator, dies  

1424  Thomas Beaufort, 1st Duke of Exeter, English military leader on this day in history.  

1492  On December - 31 100,000 Jews expelled from Sicily  

1502  Cesare Borgia (son of pope Alexander VI) occupies Urbino on this day in history.  

1514  Andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica) on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1600  British East India Company chartered on December - 31.  

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  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 this day in history.  

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

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

1670  France & England sign Boyne-treaty on December - 31.  

1673  Oliver St John, English statesman and judge on this day in history.  

1680  Amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens on this day in history.  

1687  1st Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope on this day in history.  

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

1378  Pope Callixtus III (d. 1458) was born on this day in history.  

1491  On this day in history birth of jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557)  

1514  Andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica) was born on this day in history.  

1540  On this day in history birth of silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri)  

1572  On this day in history 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  Death of Lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31 on this day in history.  

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

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  

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

1194  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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