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December

218BCE – Italy – Battle of Trebia (Second Punic War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Trebia

67BC – China – Battle of Jushi. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Jushi

36 BC – Kazakhstan – Battle of Zhizhi ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Zhizhi

856 – Greece – Earthquake, epicentre in Corinth, estimated 45,000 killed.

897 – Rome – Theodore II became Pope for 2o days. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Theodore_II

935 – Rome – Pope John XI died. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_John_XI

983 – Rome – Piètro Campanora became Pope John XIV. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_John_XIV

1098 – Syria – Siege of Ma’arrat al-Numan ended (First Crusade). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Ma%27arrat_al-Numan

1140 – England – Earthquake, epicentre in Lincoln. http://www.quakes.bgs.ac.uk/historical/query_eq/

1164 – England – Earthquake, epicentre in Southeast. http://www.quakes.bgs.ac.uk/historical/query_eq/

1765 – Burma – Sino-Burmese War began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-Burmese_War_(1765%E2%80%9369)

1825 – Burma – Battle of Prome ended (First Anglo-Burmese War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Prome

1837 – Canada – Upper Canada Rebellion. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upper_Canada_Rebellion

1867 – Ethiopia – British Expedition to Abyssinia began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Expedition_to_Abyssinia

1868 – Paraguay – Battle of Angostura (Paraguayan War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Angostura_(1868)

1895 – Ashanti Empire – Fourth Anglo-Ashanti War ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Ashanti_wars#Fourth_Anglo-Ashanti_War

1942 – Burma – Arakan Campaign began (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arakan_Campaign_1942%E2%80%9343

1943 – Burma – First Burma Campaign ended (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burma_Campaign_1944

1943 – Burma – Battle of Yupang ended (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Northern_Burma_and_Western_Yunnan

1944 – Burma – Battle of Mongyu began (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Northern_Burma_and_Western_Yunnan

1948 – Madagascar – Malagasy Uprising ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malagasy_Uprising

1990 – Lithuania – Soviet OMON Assaults on Lithuanian Border Posts began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_OMON_assaults_on_Lithuanian_border_posts

1999 – Republic of the Congo – Second Civil War ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Republic_of_the_Congo_Civil_War

York

1100 – Gerard became Archbishop of York. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerard_(archbishop_of_York)

1230 – Henry III and king of Scotland spent Christmas at York.

1311 – Edward II spent Christmas at York, had city walls fortified.

 

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