Historical Events For December - 31
Monday, 25 September 2017
0192 On this day in history lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31
0335 St Silvester I ends his reign as Catholic Pope on this day in history.
0335 On this day in history st. Silvester, Pope
0406 On this day in history 80,000 Vandels attack the Rhine at Mainz
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
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 Coffin of Ho-tse Shen-hui interred in a stupa built in China on this day in history.
0870 England's Ethelred I defeats the Danes December 31 in a skirmish at Englefield in Berkshire on this day in history.
0870 Skirmish at Englefield: Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army on December - 31.
1229 On December - 31 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 Callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58) on December - 31.
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 this day in history.
1424 On this day in history thomas Beaufort, 1st Duke of Exeter, English military leader
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 December - 31 andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica)
1540 On December - 31 silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri)
1564 On December - 31 willem van Orange demands freedom of conscience/religion
1583 On this day in history thomas Erastus, Switz, theologist, dies
1600 British East India Company chartered on December - 31.
1604 Admiral Steven van der Haghen's fleet reaches Bantam on December - 31.
1616 Jacques Le Maire, pirate/explorer (Lemaire Strait), dies at 31 on this day in history.
1621 Hungarian King Bethlen Gabor/Ferdinand II sign Treaty of Mikulov on this day in history.
1647 On December - 31 giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies
1652 On December - 31 frances Cecil, 2nd wife of English earl of Shaftesbury, dies
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 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 Amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens on this day in history.
1687 On this day in history 1st Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope