Historical Events In December - 31
Monday, 29 May 2023
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 St. Silvester, Pope on this day in history.
0406 80,000 Vandels attack the Rhine at Mainz on this day in history.
0406 On December - 31 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 this day in history.
0765 On this day in history coffin of Ho-tse Shen-hui interred in a stupa built in China
0870 On December - 31 england's Ethelred I defeats the Danes December 31 in a skirmish at Englefield in Berkshire
0870 On December - 31 skirmish at Englefield: Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army
1229 James I of Aragon the Conqueror enters Medina Mayurqa (now known as Palma, Spain) thus consummating the Christian conquest of the island of Majorca on this day in history.
1378 Callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58) on December - 31.
1382 Daigaku, Zen teacher/46th head of Engakuji, dies in Kamakura Japan on December - 31.
1384 On this day in history john Wycliffe, English religious reformer/bible translator, dies
1424 On this day in history thomas Beaufort, 1st Duke of Exeter, English military leader
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 December - 31.
1564 On this day in history willem van Orange demands freedom of conscience/religion
1583 Thomas Erastus, Switz, theologist, dies on this day in history.
1600 British East India Company chartered on this day in history.
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 this day in history hungarian King Bethlen Gabor/Ferdinand II sign Treaty of Mikulov
1647 Giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies on this day in history.
1652 On December - 31 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 On this day in history hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist
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 Amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens on this day in history.
1687 1st Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope on this day in history.
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