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Historical Events Happened In December - 31

Friday, 31 October 2014

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

0335  On December - 31 st Silvester I ends his reign as Catholic Pope  

0335  On this day in history st. Silvester, Pope  

0406  On December - 31 80,000 Vandels attack the Rhine at Mainz  

0406  Godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle on December - 31.  

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 December - 31.  

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 December - 31 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 December - 31 thomas Beaufort, 1st Duke of Exeter, English military leader  

1492  100,000 Jews expelled from Sicily on December - 31.  

1502  On December - 31 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 this day in history.  

1600  British East India Company chartered on this day in history.  

1604  On December - 31 admiral Steven van der Haghen's fleet reaches Bantam  

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 this day in history giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies  

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

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

1668  On this day in history hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist  

1669  On this day in history 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  Amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens on December - 31.  

1687  1st Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope on December - 31.  

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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  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  Jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557) was born on this day in history.  

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

1540  On December - 31 birth of silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri)  

1572  On December - 31 birth of emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617)  

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

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  On December - 31 death of st. Silvester, Pope  

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  

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

1194  Death of Duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157) on December - 31.  

1297  Death of Humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford, English soldier (b. 1249) on December - 31.  

1302  On December - 31 death of frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238)