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Historical Events Happened In December - 31

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

0192  On December - 31 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 December - 31.  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

0870  On this day in history 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 December - 31.  

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

1600  On December - 31 british East India Company chartered  

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

1616  Jacques Le Maire, pirate/explorer (Lemaire Strait), dies at 31 on December - 31.  

1621  Hungarian King Bethlen Gabor/Ferdinand II sign Treaty of Mikulov on December - 31.  

1647  On December - 31 giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies  

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

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  On December - 31 france & Brandenburg sign secret treaty  

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

1673  On December - 31 oliver St John, English statesman and judge  

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 December - 31.  

1491  Jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557) was born on December - 31.  

1514  Andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica) was born on December - 31.  

1540  On December - 31 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  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 December - 31 godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle  

0439  On December - 31 melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56  

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  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)