Historical Events For December - 31
Friday, 24 November 2017
0192 Lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31 on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
0406 Godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle on this day in history.
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 December - 31.
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 this day in history callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58)
1382 Daigaku, Zen teacher/46th head of Engakuji, dies in Kamakura Japan on December - 31.
1384 On this day in history john Wycliffe, English religious reformer/bible translator, dies
1424 On December - 31 thomas Beaufort, 1st Duke of Exeter, English military leader
1492 On this day in history 100,000 Jews expelled from Sicily
1502 Cesare Borgia (son of pope Alexander VI) occupies Urbino on this day in history.
1514 On this day in history andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica)
1540 Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri) on December - 31.
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 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 Giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies on December - 31.
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 December - 31.
1669 France & Brandenburg sign secret treaty on December - 31.
1670 France & England sign Boyne-treaty on December - 31.
1673 On this day in history oliver St John, English statesman and judge
1680 On December - 31 amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens
1687 On this day in history 1st Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope