Historical Events In December - 31
Friday, 17 August 2018
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 On this day in history st. Silvester, Pope
0406 80,000 Vandels attack the Rhine at Mainz on this day in history.
0406 Godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle on December - 31.
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 England's Ethelred I defeats the Danes December 31 in a skirmish at Englefield in Berkshire on December - 31.
0870 On December - 31 skirmish at Englefield: Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army
1229 On December - 31 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 this day in history 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 December - 31 john Wycliffe, English religious reformer/bible translator, dies
1424 Thomas Beaufort, 1st Duke of Exeter, English military leader on December - 31.
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 this day in history.
1540 On this day in history silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri)
1564 On this day in history willem van Orange demands freedom of conscience/religion
1583 On December - 31 thomas Erastus, Switz, theologist, dies
1600 British East India Company chartered on December - 31.
1604 Admiral Steven van der Haghen's fleet reaches Bantam on this day in history.
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 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 On this day in history james II of England is named Duke of Normandy by Louis XIV of France.
1668 Hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist on December - 31.
1669 On December - 31 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 On December - 31 amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens
1687 1st Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope on December - 31.