Historical Events In December - 31
Friday, 18 September 2020
0192 Lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31 on December - 31.
0335 On December - 31 st Silvester I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
0335 On this day in history st. Silvester, Pope
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 December - 31.
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 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 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 December - 31.
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 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 100,000 Jews expelled from Sicily on this day in history.
1502 On December - 31 cesare Borgia (son of pope Alexander VI) occupies Urbino
1514 Andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica) on this day in history.
1540 Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri) on December - 31.
1564 Willem van Orange demands freedom of conscience/religion on this day in history.
1583 Thomas Erastus, Switz, theologist, dies on December - 31.
1600 On December - 31 british East India Company chartered
1604 Admiral Steven van der Haghen's fleet reaches Bantam on December - 31.
1616 On December - 31 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 December - 31 giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies
1652 Frances Cecil, 2nd wife of English earl of Shaftesbury, dies on this day in history.
1660 James II of England is named Duke of Normandy by Louis XIV of France on this day in history.
1668 On December - 31 hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist
1669 France & Brandenburg sign secret treaty on December - 31.
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 On this day in history 1st Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope