Historical Events In December - 31
Saturday, 31 July 2021
0192 Lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31 on December - 31.
0335 St Silvester I ends his reign as Catholic Pope on this day in history.
0335 On this day in history st. Silvester, Pope
0406 On December - 31 80,000 Vandels attack the Rhine at Mainz
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 December - 31.
0535 Byzantine General Belisarius completes the conquest of Sicily, defeating the Ostrogothic garrison of Syracuse, and ending his consulship for the year on this day in history.
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 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 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 this day in history.
1502 Cesare Borgia (son of pope Alexander VI) occupies Urbino on December - 31.
1514 On this day in history andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica)
1540 Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri) on December - 31.
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 Jacques Le Maire, pirate/explorer (Lemaire Strait), dies at 31 on December - 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 Frances Cecil, 2nd wife of English earl of Shaftesbury, dies on this day in history.
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 On this day in history france & Brandenburg sign secret treaty
1670 On December - 31 france & England sign Boyne-treaty
1673 Oliver St John, English statesman and judge on December - 31.
1680 Amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens on this day in history.
1687 On December - 31 1st Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope