Historical Events In December - 31
Thursday, 28 September 2023
0192 On this day in history lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31
0335 On this day in history st Silvester I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
0335 St. Silvester, Pope on this day in history.
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 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 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 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 this day in history.
1378 On this day in history callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58)
1382 On this day in history 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 Thomas Beaufort, 1st Duke of Exeter, English military leader on this day in history.
1492 100,000 Jews expelled from Sicily on this day in history.
1502 Cesare Borgia (son of pope Alexander VI) occupies Urbino on December - 31.
1514 Andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica) on December - 31.
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 December - 31 thomas Erastus, Switz, theologist, dies
1600 British East India Company chartered on this day in history.
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 On December - 31 giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies
1652 Frances Cecil, 2nd wife of English earl of Shaftesbury, dies on December - 31.
1660 James II of England is named Duke of Normandy by Louis XIV of France on this day in history.
1668 Hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist on December - 31.
1669 France & Brandenburg sign secret treaty on December - 31.
1670 On this day in history france & England sign Boyne-treaty
1673 Oliver St John, English statesman and judge on December - 31.
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