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Historical Events For December - 31

Monday, 24 July 2017

0192  Lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

0870  England's Ethelred I defeats the Danes December 31 in a skirmish at Englefield in Berkshire on this day in history.  

0870  On December - 31 skirmish at Englefield: Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army  

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

1382  Daigaku, Zen teacher/46th head of Engakuji, dies in Kamakura Japan on this day in history.  

1384  John Wycliffe, English religious reformer/bible translator, dies on December - 31.  

1424  On December - 31 thomas Beaufort, 1st Duke of Exeter, English military leader  

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

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

1564  On this day in history willem van Orange demands freedom of conscience/religion  

1583  On this day in history thomas Erastus, Switz, theologist, dies  

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

1621  On December - 31 hungarian King Bethlen Gabor/Ferdinand II sign Treaty of Mikulov  

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

1652  On this day in history frances Cecil, 2nd wife of English earl of Shaftesbury, dies  

1660  On this day in history james II of England is named Duke of Normandy by Louis XIV of France.  

1668  On December - 31 hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist  

1669  France & Brandenburg sign secret treaty on this day in history.  

1670  France & England sign Boyne-treaty on December - 31.  

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

1680  On December - 31 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  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 December - 31.  

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 December - 31.  

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

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

1668  On December - 31 birth of hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist  

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Famous Deaths In December - 31

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0192  On December - 31 death of lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31  

0335  Death of St. Silvester, Pope on December - 31.  

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 December - 31.  

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

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)  

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