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Historical Events Happened In July - 31

Friday, 31 October 2014

1737  On this day in history prince Frederick of Wales escapes English court  

1741  Charles Albert of Bavaria invades Upper Austria and Bohemia on July - 31.  

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

1748  On this day in history isaac Ouwater, Amsterdam painter/cartoonist  

1750  Johan V, King of Portugal, dies on this day in history.  

1751  On July - 31 fire in Stockholm destroys 1,000 houses  

1763  James Kent, Fredericksburgh NY, legal scholar (Columbia), dies on July - 31.  

1767  On this day in history amelie Julia Candielle, composer  

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

1774  On this day in history joseph Priestley discovers oxygen  

1777  Marquis de Lafayette, 19, made major-general of Continental Army on this day in history.  

1784  Denis Diderot, French writer/philosopher (Jacques le fataliste), dies on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1792  On this day in history cornerstone laid for 1st US govt building: US Mint in Phila  

1794  On July - 31 all Jacobijnse clubs together in Haarlem  

1795  On this day in history jose B da Gama, Portuguese poet (East Uraguay), dies at 54  

1803  John Ericsson, US, inventor (screw propeller)/shipbuilder-USS Monitor on July - 31.  

1808  On July - 31 frederick Nichols Crouch, composer  

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

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

1811  Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Mexican hero priest, executed by Spanish on July - 31.  

1813  British invade Plattsburgh, NY on this day in history.  

1813  On this day in history british invade Plattsburgh NY  

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  On July - 31 george Henry Thomas, Major General (Union Army), died in 1870  

1817  On July - 31 philip Cook Jr, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1894  

1818  On this day in history heinrich Kiepert, German cartographer/geographer  

1825  On July - 31 thomas Hart Taylor, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1901  

1828  On this day in history francois Auguste Gevaert, Belgian composer (Le diable au moulin)  

1830  Charles X of France resigns by force on this day in history.  

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

1834  Peter H Hugenholtz, Dutch reformer/founder (Free Parish) on July - 31.  

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Famous Birthdays In July - 31

Famous People Born On This Day In History

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

1396  On this day in history birth of philips, the Good, Duke of Burgundy//Brabant/Limburg/count  

1443  Albrecht III of Saxon-Meisen, duke of Saxon was born on this day in history.  

1527  On July - 31 birth of maximilian II, German King/Emperor (1564-76)  

1550  On July - 31 birth of jakob Handl, [Petelin], Austrian composer/bandmaster  

1578  On this day in history birth of catharina Belgica of Nassau, daughter of Willem of Orange  

1597  Sebastian Stosskopf, Elzassisch painter, baptized was born on this day in history.  

1598  On July - 31 birth of alessandro Algardi, Italian sculptor and architect (d. 1654)  

Famous Deaths In July - 31

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0855  On this day in history 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 July - 31 death of na'od, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1494)  

1556  On this day in history ignatius Loyola, Spanish founder (Jesuit), dies at about 65  

1566  Bartholome de Casas, Spanish historian/bishop of Chiapa, dies at 92 on this day in history.  

1648  Benedictus J van Haeften, poet (Regia thru Crucis), dies at about 60 on this day in history.  

1653  On July - 31 death of thomas Dudley, Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony (b. 1576)