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Historical Events In December - 31

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

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  On this day in history st. Silvester, Pope  

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  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  England's Ethelred I defeats the Danes December 31 in a skirmish at Englefield in Berkshire on December - 31.  

0870  Skirmish at Englefield: Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history daigaku, Zen teacher/46th head of Engakuji, dies in Kamakura Japan  

1384  On December - 31 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 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  Andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica) on December - 31.  

1540  Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri) on this day in history.  

1564  Willem van Orange demands freedom of conscience/religion on December - 31.  

1583  Thomas Erastus, Switz, theologist, dies on this day in history.  

1600  On this day in history british East India Company chartered  

1604  Admiral Steven van der Haghen's fleet reaches Bantam on December - 31.  

1616  Jacques Le Maire, pirate/explorer (Lemaire Strait), dies at 31 on this day in history.  

1621  Hungarian King Bethlen Gabor/Ferdinand II sign Treaty of Mikulov on this day in history.  

1647  Giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies on December - 31.  

1652  On December - 31 frances Cecil, 2nd wife of English earl of Shaftesbury, dies  

1660  On December - 31 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 this day in history.  

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

1680  Amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens on this day in history.  

1687  On December - 31 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  Muhammad bin Qasim, Syrian general (d. 715) was born on December - 31.  

1378  On this day in history birth of callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58)  

1378  On December - 31 birth of pope Callixtus III (d. 1458)  

1491  On December - 31 birth of jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557)  

1514  Andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica) was born on this day in history.  

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  Hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56  

1164  On this day in history death of margrave Ottokar III of Styria (b. 1124)  

1194  Death of Duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157) on this day in history.  

1297  Death of Humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford, English soldier (b. 1249) on this day in history.  

1302  On this day in history death of frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238)  

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