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Historical Events Happened In December - 31

Thursday, 24 July 2014

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 this day in history.  

0406  80,000 Vandels attack the Rhine at Mainz on this day in history.  

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.  

0535  Byzantine General Belisarius completes the conquest of Sicily, defeating the Ostrogothic garrison of Syracuse, and ending his consulship for the year on this day in history.  

0765  On this day in history coffin of Ho-tse Shen-hui interred in a stupa built in China  

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 this day in history.  

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

1502  On this day in history cesare Borgia (son of pope Alexander VI) occupies Urbino  

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  Willem van Orange demands freedom of conscience/religion on this day in history.  

1583  On this day in history 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  Jacques Le Maire, pirate/explorer (Lemaire Strait), dies at 31 on this day in history.  

1621  On this day in history hungarian King Bethlen Gabor/Ferdinand II sign Treaty of Mikulov  

1647  Giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies on this day in history.  

1652  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1668  Hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist on this day in history.  

1669  France & Brandenburg sign secret treaty on this day in history.  

1670  On this day in history france & England sign Boyne-treaty  

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

1680  Amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of muhammad bin Qasim, Syrian general (d. 715)  

1378  Callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58) was born on this day in history.  

1378  Pope Callixtus III (d. 1458) was born on this day in history.  

1491  Jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557) was born on this day in history.  

1514  Andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica) was born on this day in history.  

1540  On this day in history birth of silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri)  

1572  On this day in history birth of emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617)  

1668  Hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

0406  Godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle on this day in history.  

0439  Melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56 on this day in history.  

1164  On this day in history death of margrave Ottokar III of Styria (b. 1124)  

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  Death of Frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238) on this day in history.