Historical Events Happened In December - 31
Monday, 27 June 2016
0192 Lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31 on December - 31.
0335 On this day in history st Silvester I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
0335 On December - 31 st. Silvester, Pope
0406 On this day in history 80,000 Vandels attack the Rhine at Mainz
0406 On December - 31 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 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 this day in history 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 December - 31.
1502 Cesare Borgia (son of pope Alexander VI) occupies Urbino on December - 31.
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 On December - 31 willem van Orange demands freedom of conscience/religion
1583 Thomas Erastus, Switz, theologist, dies on December - 31.
1600 British East India Company chartered on this day in history.
1604 On this day in history admiral Steven van der Haghen's fleet reaches Bantam
1616 On December - 31 jacques Le Maire, pirate/explorer (Lemaire Strait), dies at 31
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 On December - 31 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 December - 31.
1668 Hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist on this day in history.
1669 On this day in history france & Brandenburg sign secret treaty
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 December - 31 amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens
1687 1st Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope on December - 31.