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Historical Events Happened In December - 31

Thursday, 11 February 2016

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  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  On this day in history 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  On this day in history coffin of Ho-tse Shen-hui interred in a stupa built in China  

0870  On December - 31 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 this day in history.  

1229  On December - 31 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 December - 31 callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58)  

1382  On this day in history 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  Thomas Beaufort, 1st Duke of Exeter, English military leader on December - 31.  

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

1502  Cesare Borgia (son of pope Alexander VI) occupies Urbino on this day in history.  

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

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  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  On December - 31 giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies  

1652  Frances Cecil, 2nd wife of English earl of Shaftesbury, dies on this day in history.  

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 December - 31.  

1669  On December - 31 france & Brandenburg sign secret treaty  

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

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

1680  On December - 31 amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens  

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

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

0695  On this day in history birth of muhammad bin Qasim, Syrian general (d. 715)  

1378  Callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58) was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica)  

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

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

1668  On this day in history 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 December - 31.  

0335  Death of St. Silvester, Pope on this day in history.  

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  

1164  Death of Margrave Ottokar III of Styria (b. 1124) on December - 31.  

1194  Death of Duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157) on this day in history.  

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.  

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