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Historical Events Happened In December - 31

Thursday, 18 December 2014

0192  Lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31 on this day in history.  

0335  St Silvester I ends his reign as Catholic Pope on December - 31.  

0335  On this day in history st. Silvester, Pope  

0406  80,000 Vandels attack the Rhine at Mainz on December - 31.  

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

0439  On December - 31 melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56  

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  Coffin of Ho-tse Shen-hui interred in a stupa built in China on this day in history.  

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 December - 31.  

1382  Daigaku, Zen teacher/46th head of Engakuji, dies in Kamakura Japan on this day in history.  

1384  On this day in history john Wycliffe, English religious reformer/bible translator, dies  

1424  On December - 31 thomas Beaufort, 1st Duke of Exeter, English military leader  

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

1502  On December - 31 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 December - 31.  

1564  Willem van Orange demands freedom of conscience/religion on December - 31.  

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 December - 31 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 December - 31.  

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 December - 31 hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist  

1669  On December - 31 france & Brandenburg sign secret treaty  

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

1673  On December - 31 oliver St John, English statesman and judge  

1680  On this day in history amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens  

1687  On December - 31 1st Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope  

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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  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  On December - 31 birth of jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557)  

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

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

1572  Emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617) was born on December - 31.  

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 December - 31.  

0406  On this day in history godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle  

0439  On December - 31 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  On this day in history death of duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157)  

1297  On December - 31 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.