Historical Events Happened In December - 31
Thursday, 23 October 2014
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 December - 31.
0335 On December - 31 st. Silvester, Pope
0406 On December - 31 80,000 Vandels attack the Rhine at Mainz
0406 Godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle on December - 31.
0439 On December - 31 melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56
0535 On December - 31 byzantine General Belisarius completes the conquest of Sicily, defeating the Ostrogothic garrison of Syracuse, and ending his consulship for the year.
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 December - 31.
0870 On December - 31 skirmish at Englefield: Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army
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 December - 31 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 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 Cesare Borgia (son of pope Alexander VI) occupies Urbino on this day in history.
1514 On December - 31 andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica)
1540 Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri) on December - 31.
1564 On this day in history willem van Orange demands freedom of conscience/religion
1583 Thomas Erastus, Switz, theologist, dies on this day in history.
1600 On this day in history british East India Company chartered
1604 Admiral Steven van der Haghen's fleet reaches Bantam on December - 31.
1616 On this day in history jacques Le Maire, pirate/explorer (Lemaire Strait), dies at 31
1621 On this day in history hungarian King Bethlen Gabor/Ferdinand II sign Treaty of Mikulov
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 On December - 31 hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist
1669 France & Brandenburg sign secret treaty on this day in history.
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 this day in history.