Historical Events For December - 31
Wednesday, 21 February 2018
0192 On December - 31 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 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 Melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56 on December - 31.
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 December - 31 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 this day in history 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 Callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58) on this day in history.
1382 On December - 31 daigaku, Zen teacher/46th head of Engakuji, dies in Kamakura Japan
1384 On December - 31 john Wycliffe, English religious reformer/bible translator, dies
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 Andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica) on December - 31.
1540 On December - 31 silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri)
1564 Willem van Orange demands freedom of conscience/religion on December - 31.
1583 Thomas Erastus, Switz, theologist, dies on December - 31.
1600 On this day in history british East India Company chartered
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 On December - 31 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 On this day in history hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist
1669 France & Brandenburg sign secret treaty on December - 31.
1670 On December - 31 france & England sign Boyne-treaty
1673 Oliver St John, English statesman and judge on December - 31.
1680 Amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens on December - 31.
1687 On this day in history 1st Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope