Historical Events In December - 31
Saturday, 16 February 2019
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 December - 31.
0406 On this day in history 80,000 Vandels attack the Rhine at Mainz
0406 On this day in history 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 December - 31.
0765 Coffin of Ho-tse Shen-hui interred in a stupa built in China on December - 31.
0870 On this day in history 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 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 Callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58) on this day in history.
1382 On December - 31 daigaku, Zen teacher/46th head of Engakuji, dies in Kamakura Japan
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 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1564 Willem van Orange demands freedom of conscience/religion on December - 31.
1583 Thomas Erastus, Switz, theologist, dies on this day in history.
1600 On this day in history british East India Company chartered
1604 Admiral Steven van der Haghen's fleet reaches Bantam on December - 31.
1616 On December - 31 jacques Le Maire, pirate/explorer (Lemaire Strait), dies at 31
1621 Hungarian King Bethlen Gabor/Ferdinand II sign Treaty of Mikulov on December - 31.
1647 Giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies on December - 31.
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 Hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist on December - 31.
1669 France & Brandenburg sign secret treaty on this day in history.
1670 France & England sign Boyne-treaty on December - 31.
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.