Historical Events In December - 31
Monday, 24 June 2019
0192 On December - 31 lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31
0335 St Silvester I ends his reign as Catholic Pope on December - 31.
0335 St. Silvester, Pope on December - 31.
0406 On December - 31 80,000 Vandels attack the Rhine at Mainz
0406 On December - 31 godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle
0439 Melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56 on this day in history.
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 Coffin of Ho-tse Shen-hui interred in a stupa built in China on December - 31.
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 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 December - 31.
1378 On this day in history callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58)
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 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 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 On December - 31 silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri)
1564 Willem van Orange demands freedom of conscience/religion on this day in history.
1583 Thomas Erastus, Switz, theologist, dies on December - 31.
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 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 this day in history.
1647 On this day in history giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies
1652 On December - 31 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 On December - 31 hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist
1669 On this day in history france & Brandenburg sign secret treaty
1670 On this day in history france & England sign Boyne-treaty
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