Historical Events For December - 31
Saturday, 21 January 2017
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 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 On December - 31 melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56
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 On this day in history coffin of Ho-tse Shen-hui interred in a stupa built in China
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 December - 31.
1378 On this day in history 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 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 100,000 Jews expelled from Sicily on December - 31.
1502 On this day in history cesare Borgia (son of pope Alexander VI) occupies Urbino
1514 Andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica) on this day in history.
1540 On December - 31 silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri)
1564 On this day in history 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 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 this day in history 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 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 December - 31.
1673 Oliver St John, English statesman and judge on December - 31.
1680 On December - 31 amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens
1687 On December - 31 1st Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope