Historical Events In December - 31
Monday, 22 April 2019
0192 On this day in history lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31
0335 On December - 31 st Silvester I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
0335 On December - 31 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 this day in history.
0439 Melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56 on December - 31.
0535 On this day in history 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 England's Ethelred I defeats the Danes December 31 in a skirmish at Englefield in Berkshire on this day in history.
0870 On this day in history 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 December - 31.
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 this day in history 100,000 Jews expelled from Sicily
1502 Cesare Borgia (son of pope Alexander VI) occupies Urbino on this day in history.
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 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 this day in history 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 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 Hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist on December - 31.
1669 On this day in history france & Brandenburg sign secret treaty
1670 France & England sign Boyne-treaty on December - 31.
1673 On December - 31 oliver St John, English statesman and judge
1680 Amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens on December - 31.
1687 On this day in history 1st Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope