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 This day in History - December 31
466 Historic Events for December 31
192

Lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31

Death
335

St Silvester I ends his reign as Catholic Pope

Event
406

80,000 Vandels attack the Rhine at Mainz

Event
406

Godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle

Death
439

Melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56

Death
765

Coffin of Ho-tse Shen-hui interred in a stupa built in China

Event
870

Skirmish at Englefield: Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army

Event
1378

Callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58)

Birth
1382

Daigaku, Zen teacher/46th head of Engakuji, dies in Kamakura Japan

Death
1384

John Wycliffe, English religious reformer/bible translator, dies

Death
1492

100,000 Jews expelled from Sicily

Event
1502

Cesare Borgia (son of pope Alexander VI) occupies Urbino

Event
1514

Andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica)

Birth
1540

Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri)

Birth
1550

Henri Guise [le Balafr‚], French duke/leader (Catholic League)

Birth
1564

Willem van Orange demands freedom of conscience/religion

Event
1583

Thomas Erastus, Switz, theologist, dies

Death
1600

British East India Company chartered

Event
1604

Admiral Steven van der Haghen's fleet reaches Bantam

Event
1616

Jacques Le Maire, pirate/explorer (Lemaire Strait), dies at 31

Death
1621

Hungarian King Bethlen G bor/Ferdinand II sign Treaty of Mikulov

Event
1647

Giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies

Death
1652

Frances Cecil, 2nd wife of English earl of Shaftesbury, dies

Death
1659

J nos Ap czai Csere, Hung theologist (Magyar Logik cska), dies at 34

Death
1668

Hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist

Birth