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Historical Events Happened In December - 31

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

0192  On this day in history lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31  

0335  On this day in history st Silvester I ends his reign as Catholic Pope  

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

0406  80,000 Vandels attack the Rhine at Mainz on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

0870  On this day in history 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  Daigaku, Zen teacher/46th head of Engakuji, dies in Kamakura Japan on this day in history.  

1384  On this day in history john Wycliffe, English religious reformer/bible translator, dies  

1424  On this day in history thomas Beaufort, 1st Duke of Exeter, English military leader  

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

1502  On this day in history cesare Borgia (son of pope Alexander VI) occupies Urbino  

1514  On this day in history andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica)  

1540  Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri) on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history admiral Steven van der Haghen's fleet reaches Bantam  

1616  Jacques Le Maire, pirate/explorer (Lemaire Strait), dies at 31 on this day in history.  

1621  On this day in history hungarian King Bethlen Gabor/Ferdinand II sign Treaty of Mikulov  

1647  On this day in history giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies  

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

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  On this day in history france & England sign Boyne-treaty  

1673  On this day in history oliver St John, English statesman and judge  

1680  On this day in history amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens  

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

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Famous Birthdays In December - 31

Famous People Born On This Day In History

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

1378  On this day in history birth of callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58)  

1378  Pope Callixtus III (d. 1458) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

1540  Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri) was born on this day in history.  

1572  On this day in history birth of emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617)  

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 this day in history.  

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

0406  On this day in history godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle  

0439  On this day in history melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56  

1164  Death of Margrave Ottokar III of Styria (b. 1124) on this day in history.  

1194  On this day in history death of duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157)  

1297  Death of Humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford, English soldier (b. 1249) on this day in history.  

1302  Death of Frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238) on this day in history.