Historical Events Happened In December - 31
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
0192 On December - 31 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 80,000 Vandels attack the Rhine at Mainz on December - 31.
0406 Godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle on December - 31.
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 this day in history.
0870 On this day in history england's Ethelred I defeats the Danes December 31 in a skirmish at Englefield in Berkshire
0870 Skirmish at Englefield: Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army on December - 31.
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 December - 31 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 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 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 On this day in history thomas Erastus, Switz, theologist, dies
1600 On December - 31 british East India Company chartered
1604 On December - 31 admiral Steven van der Haghen's fleet reaches Bantam
1616 Jacques Le Maire, pirate/explorer (Lemaire Strait), dies at 31 on December - 31.
1621 Hungarian King Bethlen Gabor/Ferdinand II sign Treaty of Mikulov on December - 31.
1647 On December - 31 giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies
1652 Frances Cecil, 2nd wife of English earl of Shaftesbury, dies on December - 31.
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 this day in history.
1669 On December - 31 france & Brandenburg sign secret treaty
1670 France & England sign Boyne-treaty on this day in history.
1673 On December - 31 oliver St John, English statesman and judge
1680 Amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens on December - 31.
1687 1st Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope on December - 31.