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Historical Events Happened In December - 31

Thursday, 21 August 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 this day in history.  

0335  On this day in history st. Silvester, Pope  

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

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.  

0535  On this day in history 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 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  Callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58) on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history thomas Beaufort, 1st Duke of Exeter, English military leader  

1492  100,000 Jews expelled from Sicily on this day in history.  

1502  Cesare Borgia (son of pope Alexander VI) occupies Urbino on this day in history.  

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

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

1564  On this day in history willem van Orange demands freedom of conscience/religion  

1583  On this day in history thomas Erastus, Switz, theologist, dies  

1600  British East India Company chartered on this day in history.  

1604  Admiral Steven van der Haghen's fleet reaches Bantam on this day in history.  

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 this day in history giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies  

1652  Frances Cecil, 2nd wife of English earl of Shaftesbury, dies on this day in history.  

1660  On this day in history james II of England is named Duke of Normandy by Louis XIV of France.  

1668  On this day in history hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist  

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

1670  France & England sign Boyne-treaty on this day in history.  

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.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 31

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0695  Muhammad bin Qasim, Syrian general (d. 715) was born on this day in history.  

1378  On this day in history birth of callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58)  

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  On this day in history birth of andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica)  

1540  Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri) was born on this day in history.  

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

1668  On this day in history birth of hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist  

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  On this day in history death of st. Silvester, Pope  

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  

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  On this day in history death of frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238)