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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  

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

1378  On this day in history birth of pope Callixtus III (d. 1458)  

1491  On this day in history birth of jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557)  

1514  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1668  On this day in history 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  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 December - 31.  

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

1297  On this day in history death of humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford, English soldier (b. 1249)  

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

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