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Historical Events Happened In December - 31

Friday, 03 July 2015

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 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  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  

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 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  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  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 December - 31.  

1424  Thomas Beaufort, 1st Duke of Exeter, English military leader on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri)  

1564  Willem van Orange demands freedom of conscience/religion on this day in history.  

1583  On this day in history thomas Erastus, Switz, theologist, dies  

1600  On this day in history british East India Company chartered  

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  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  On this day in history 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  France & Brandenburg sign secret treaty on this day in history.  

1670  France & England sign Boyne-treaty on December - 31.  

1673  Oliver St John, English statesman and judge on December - 31.  

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.  

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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 December - 31 birth of callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58)  

1378  On this day in history birth of pope Callixtus III (d. 1458)  

1491  On this day in history birth of jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557)  

1514  On December - 31 birth of andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica)  

1540  On this day in history birth of silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri)  

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

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  On this day in history death of lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31  

0335  On December - 31 death of st. Silvester, Pope  

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.  

1164  On December - 31 death of margrave Ottokar III of Styria (b. 1124)  

1194  On December - 31 death of duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157)  

1297  On this day in history 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.