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Historical Events Happened In December - 31

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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 this day in history.  

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

0439  On December - 31 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  On this day in history 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  

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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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history 100,000 Jews expelled from Sicily  

1502  On December - 31 cesare Borgia (son of pope Alexander VI) occupies Urbino  

1514  On December - 31 andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica)  

1540  Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri) on December - 31.  

1564  Willem van Orange demands freedom of conscience/religion on December - 31.  

1583  On December - 31 thomas Erastus, Switz, theologist, dies  

1600  On this day in history british East India Company chartered  

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

1616  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1680  On this day in history amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens  

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  Muhammad bin Qasim, Syrian general (d. 715) was born on this day in history.  

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

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  Emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617) was born on December - 31.  

1668  On December - 31 birth of hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist  

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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 December - 31.  

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.  

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

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

1297  On this day in history death of humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford, English soldier (b. 1249)  

1302  On December - 31 death of frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238)  

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