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