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Historical Events Happened In July - 31

Wednesday, 30 July 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 this day in history.  

1743  On this day in history august R van Hekeren van Suideras, Dutch orangist  

1748  On this day in history 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  Amelie Julia Candielle, composer on this day in history.  

1771  Paul Potters "Great ossendrift" sold for Ÿ9050 in Amsterdam on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history denis Diderot, French writer/philosopher (Jacques le fataliste), dies  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1795  Jose B da Gama, Portuguese poet (East Uraguay), dies at 54 on this day in history.  

1803  John Ericsson, US, inventor (screw propeller)/shipbuilder-USS Monitor on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1811  On this day in history miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Mexican hero priest, executed by Spanish  

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

1813  British invade Plattsburgh NY on this day in history.  

1815  On this day in history commodore Stephen Decatur concludes agreement with Bey of Tunis to compensate U.S. for seizure of merchant ships during the War of 1812.  

1816  George Henry Thomas, Major General (Union Army), died in 1870 on this day in history.  

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

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

1825  Thomas Hart Taylor, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1901 on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In July - 31

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1143  On this day in history birth of emperor Nijo of Japan (d. 1165)  

1396  Philips, the Good, Duke of Burgundy//Brabant/Limburg/count was born on this day in history.  

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

1527  Maximilian II, German King/Emperor (1564-76) was born on this day in history.  

1550  On this day in history 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  Alessandro Algardi, Italian sculptor and architect (d. 1654) was born on this day in history.  

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  Death of William Courtenay, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1342) on this day in history.  

1508  Death of Na'od, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1494) on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history benedictus J van Haeften, poet (Regia thru Crucis), dies at about 60  

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