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Historical Events Happened In July - 31

Friday, 22 May 2015

1737  Prince Frederick of Wales escapes English court on July - 31.  

1741  On July - 31 charles Albert of Bavaria invades Upper Austria and Bohemia.  

1743  August R van Hekeren van Suideras, Dutch orangist on this day in history.  

1748  On July - 31 isaac Ouwater, Amsterdam painter/cartoonist  

1750  On this day in history johan V, King of Portugal, dies  

1751  Fire in Stockholm destroys 1,000 houses on this day in history.  

1763  James Kent, Fredericksburgh NY, legal scholar (Columbia), dies on this day in history.  

1767  On this day in history amelie Julia Candielle, composer  

1771  Paul Potters "Great ossendrift" sold for Ÿ9050 in Amsterdam on July - 31.  

1774  Joseph Priestley discovers oxygen on July - 31.  

1777  Marquis de Lafayette, 19, made major-general of Continental Army on July - 31.  

1784  Denis Diderot, French writer/philosopher (Jacques le fataliste), dies on July - 31.  

1790  The first US patent granted, to Samuel Hopkins for a potash process on July - 31.  

1790  1st US patent granted, to Samuel Hopkins for a potash process on this day in history.  

1790  On this day in history johann Christian Frischmuth, composer, dies at 48  

1792  Cornerstone laid for 1st US govt building: US Mint in Phila on July - 31.  

1794  All Jacobijnse clubs together in Haarlem on this day in history.  

1795  On July - 31 jose B da Gama, Portuguese poet (East Uraguay), dies at 54  

1803  On this day in history john Ericsson, US, inventor (screw propeller)/shipbuilder-USS Monitor  

1808  Frederick Nichols Crouch, composer on this day in history.  

1809  On July - 31 the first practical US railroad track (wooden, for horse-drawn cars), Phila  

1809  1st practical US railroad track (wooden, for horse-drawn cars), Phila on this day in history.  

1811  On July - 31 miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Mexican hero priest, executed by Spanish  

1813  On July - 31 british invade Plattsburgh, NY  

1813  British invade Plattsburgh NY on July - 31.  

1815  Commodore Stephen Decatur concludes agreement with Bey of Tunis to compensate U.S. for seizure of merchant ships during the War of 1812 on July - 31.  

1816  George Henry Thomas, Major General (Union Army), died in 1870 on July - 31.  

1817  Philip Cook Jr, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1894 on this day in history.  

1818  On July - 31 heinrich Kiepert, German cartographer/geographer  

1825  Thomas Hart Taylor, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1901 on July - 31.  

1828  Francois Auguste Gevaert, Belgian composer (Le diable au moulin) on this day in history.  

1830  Charles X of France resigns by force on July - 31.  

1830  Frantisek Zdenek Xavier Alois Skuhersky, composer on this day in history.  

1834  On this day in history peter H Hugenholtz, Dutch reformer/founder (Free Parish)  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1143  On July - 31 birth of emperor Nijo of Japan (d. 1165)  

1396  On July - 31 birth of philips, the Good, Duke of Burgundy//Brabant/Limburg/count  

1443  On July - 31 birth of albrecht III of Saxon-Meisen, duke of Saxon  

1527  On this day in history birth of maximilian II, German King/Emperor (1564-76)  

1550  Jakob Handl, [Petelin], Austrian composer/bandmaster was born on July - 31.  

1578  Catharina Belgica of Nassau, daughter of Willem of Orange was born on this day in history.  

1597  Sebastian Stosskopf, Elzassisch painter, baptized was born on July - 31.  

1598  Alessandro Algardi, Italian sculptor and architect (d. 1654) was born on July - 31.  

Famous Deaths In July - 31

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0855  On July - 31 death of imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Muslim Jurisprudent (b. 780)  

1358  On this day in history etienne Marcel, French textile merchant/reformer/Boer leader, dies  

1396  On this day in history death of william Courtenay, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1342)  

1508  On this day in history death of na'od, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1494)  

1556  On July - 31 ignatius Loyola, Spanish founder (Jesuit), dies at about 65  

1566  On this day in history bartholome de Casas, Spanish historian/bishop of Chiapa, dies at 92  

1648  Benedictus J van Haeften, poet (Regia thru Crucis), dies at about 60 on July - 31.  

1653  Death of Thomas Dudley, Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony (b. 1576) on this day in history.