Historical Events In December - 31
Monday, 19 August 2019
0192 Lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31 on this day in history.
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 this day in history 80,000 Vandels attack the Rhine at Mainz
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 On December - 31 byzantine General Belisarius completes the conquest of Sicily, defeating the Ostrogothic garrison of Syracuse, and ending his consulship for the year.
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 Skirmish at Englefield: Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army on December - 31.
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 Callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58) on December - 31.
1382 On December - 31 daigaku, Zen teacher/46th head of Engakuji, dies in Kamakura Japan
1384 John Wycliffe, English religious reformer/bible translator, dies on this day in history.
1424 Thomas Beaufort, 1st Duke of Exeter, English military leader on December - 31.
1492 On December - 31 100,000 Jews expelled from Sicily
1502 On this day in history cesare Borgia (son of pope Alexander VI) occupies Urbino
1514 Andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica) on December - 31.
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 this day in history thomas Erastus, Switz, theologist, dies
1600 On this day in history british East India Company chartered
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 Hungarian King Bethlen Gabor/Ferdinand II sign Treaty of Mikulov on December - 31.
1647 On this day in history giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies
1652 Frances Cecil, 2nd wife of English earl of Shaftesbury, dies on December - 31.
1660 On this day in history james II of England is named Duke of Normandy by Louis XIV of France.
1668 On December - 31 hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist
1669 France & Brandenburg sign secret treaty on this day in history.
1670 France & England sign Boyne-treaty on this day in history.
1673 On December - 31 oliver St John, English statesman and judge
1680 Amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens on this day in history.
1687 On December - 31 1st Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope