Historical Events For December - 31
Tuesday, 25 April 2017
0192 Lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31 on this day in history.
0335 St Silvester I ends his reign as Catholic Pope on this day in history.
0335 St. Silvester, Pope on this day in history.
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 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 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 this day in history.
1229 James I of Aragon the Conqueror enters Medina Mayurqa (now known as Palma, Spain) thus consummating the Christian conquest of the island of Majorca on December - 31.
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 On December - 31 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 this day in history.
1514 Andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica) on December - 31.
1540 Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri) on this day in history.
1564 Willem van Orange demands freedom of conscience/religion on December - 31.
1583 Thomas Erastus, Switz, theologist, dies on this day in history.
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 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 this day in history.
1647 On December - 31 giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies
1652 On this day in history 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 On December - 31 hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist
1669 France & Brandenburg sign secret treaty on December - 31.
1670 On December - 31 france & England sign Boyne-treaty
1673 On this day in history oliver St John, English statesman and judge
1680 On this day in history amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens
1687 1st Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope on December - 31.