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Historical Events Happened In December - 31

Friday, 31 July 2015

0192  Lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31 on December - 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  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 December - 31.  

0535  On December - 31 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 December - 31.  

0870  On December - 31 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  Daigaku, Zen teacher/46th head of Engakuji, dies in Kamakura Japan on December - 31.  

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 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 December - 31.  

1540  Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri) on December - 31.  

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  On December - 31 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  Giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies on this day in history.  

1652  Frances Cecil, 2nd wife of English earl of Shaftesbury, dies on December - 31.  

1660  On December - 31 james II of England is named Duke of Normandy by Louis XIV of France.  

1668  Hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist on this day in history.  

1669  On December - 31 france & Brandenburg sign secret treaty  

1670  On December - 31 france & England sign Boyne-treaty  

1673  Oliver St John, English statesman and judge on this day in history.  

1680  Amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens on December - 31.  

1687  On this day in history 1st Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

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

1378  Callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58) was born on December - 31.  

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  Emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617) was born on this day in history.  

1668  On December - 31 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  Death of St. Silvester, Pope on this day in history.  

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.  

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  On December - 31 death of frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238)  

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