Historical Events Happened In December - 31
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
0192 Lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31 on December - 31.
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 On December - 31 80,000 Vandels attack the Rhine at Mainz
0406 Godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle on December - 31.
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 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 Skirmish at Englefield: Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army on December - 31.
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 Callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58) on December - 31.
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 December - 31.
1424 Thomas Beaufort, 1st Duke of Exeter, English military leader on December - 31.
1492 100,000 Jews expelled from Sicily on this day in history.
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 On December - 31 silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri)
1564 On December - 31 willem van Orange demands freedom of conscience/religion
1583 Thomas Erastus, Switz, theologist, dies on December - 31.
1600 On December - 31 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 December - 31.
1621 On December - 31 hungarian King Bethlen Gabor/Ferdinand II sign Treaty of Mikulov
1647 On December - 31 giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies
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 On December - 31 hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist
1669 On this day in history france & Brandenburg sign secret treaty
1670 On December - 31 france & England sign Boyne-treaty
1673 On this day in history oliver St John, English statesman and judge
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.