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Historical Events In December - 31

Tuesday, 02 March 2021

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

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  On this day in history godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle  

0439  On December - 31 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 December - 31.  

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

0870  On this day in history skirmish at Englefield: Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army  

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 December - 31.  

1384  On December - 31 john Wycliffe, English religious reformer/bible translator, dies  

1424  Thomas Beaufort, 1st Duke of Exeter, English military leader on December - 31.  

1492  100,000 Jews expelled from Sicily on December - 31.  

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  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  On December - 31 thomas Erastus, Switz, theologist, dies  

1600  British East India Company chartered on this day in history.  

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

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

1652  On this day in history 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  Hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist on this day in history.  

1669  France & Brandenburg sign secret treaty on December - 31.  

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

1673  Oliver St John, English statesman and judge on December - 31.  

1680  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1378  Pope Callixtus III (d. 1458) was born on this day in history.  

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

1514  On December - 31 birth of andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica)  

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

1572  Emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617) was born on December - 31.  

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 this day in history death of lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31  

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

0406  Godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle on this day in history.  

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

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

1194  Death of Duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157) on December - 31.  

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

1302  Death of Frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238) on December - 31.  

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