Historical Events In December - 31
Sunday, 29 March 2020
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 St. Silvester, Pope on December - 31.
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 this day in history 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 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 December - 31.
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 this day in history.
1382 Daigaku, Zen teacher/46th head of Engakuji, dies in Kamakura Japan on December - 31.
1384 John Wycliffe, English religious reformer/bible translator, dies on December - 31.
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 On this day in history cesare Borgia (son of pope Alexander VI) occupies Urbino
1514 On December - 31 andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica)
1540 On December - 31 silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri)
1564 Willem van Orange demands freedom of conscience/religion on December - 31.
1583 On December - 31 thomas Erastus, Switz, theologist, dies
1600 British East India Company chartered on December - 31.
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 Hungarian King Bethlen Gabor/Ferdinand II sign Treaty of Mikulov on this day in history.
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 France & England sign Boyne-treaty on this day in history.
1673 Oliver St John, English statesman and judge on this day in history.
1680 Amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens on this day in history.
1687 On this day in history 1st Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope