Historical Events In December - 31
Saturday, 08 May 2021
0192 On this day in history lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31
0335 St Silvester I ends his reign as Catholic Pope on December - 31.
0335 St. Silvester, Pope on this day in history.
0406 80,000 Vandels attack the Rhine at Mainz on this day in history.
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
0535 Byzantine General Belisarius completes the conquest of Sicily, defeating the Ostrogothic garrison of Syracuse, and ending his consulship for the year on December - 31.
0765 Coffin of Ho-tse Shen-hui interred in a stupa built in China on this day in history.
0870 On December - 31 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 December - 31 daigaku, Zen teacher/46th head of Engakuji, dies in Kamakura Japan
1384 On this day in history john Wycliffe, English religious reformer/bible translator, dies
1424 Thomas Beaufort, 1st Duke of Exeter, English military leader on this day in history.
1492 On December - 31 100,000 Jews expelled from Sicily
1502 Cesare Borgia (son of pope Alexander VI) occupies Urbino on December - 31.
1514 Andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica) on December - 31.
1540 On December - 31 silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri)
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 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 this day in history 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 December - 31.
1669 France & Brandenburg sign secret treaty on December - 31.
1670 France & England sign Boyne-treaty on this day in history.
1673 On December - 31 oliver St John, English statesman and judge
1680 On December - 31 amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens
1687 On December - 31 1st Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope