Historical Events For December - 31
Saturday, 25 February 2017
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 December - 31.
0335 On December - 31 st. Silvester, Pope
0406 On this day in history 80,000 Vandels attack the Rhine at Mainz
0406 On this day in history godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle
0439 Melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56 on this day in history.
0535 Byzantine General Belisarius completes the conquest of Sicily, defeating the Ostrogothic garrison of Syracuse, and ending his consulship for the year on December - 31.
0765 Coffin of Ho-tse Shen-hui interred in a stupa built in China on December - 31.
0870 England's Ethelred I defeats the Danes December 31 in a skirmish at Englefield in Berkshire on this day in history.
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 On this day in history callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58)
1382 On December - 31 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 On December - 31 100,000 Jews expelled from Sicily
1502 On December - 31 cesare Borgia (son of pope Alexander VI) occupies Urbino
1514 Andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica) on this day in history.
1540 Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri) on this day in history.
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 December - 31.
1604 Admiral Steven van der Haghen's fleet reaches Bantam on December - 31.
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 December - 31.
1647 On December - 31 giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies
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 Hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist on December - 31.
1669 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1687 1st Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope on this day in history.