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Historical Events Happened In July - 31

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

1737  Prince Frederick of Wales escapes English court on this day in history.  

1741  On this day in history charles Albert of Bavaria invades Upper Austria and Bohemia.  

1743  On July - 31 august R van Hekeren van Suideras, Dutch orangist  

1748  Isaac Ouwater, Amsterdam painter/cartoonist on July - 31.  

1750  Johan V, King of Portugal, dies on July - 31.  

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

1763  On July - 31 james Kent, Fredericksburgh NY, legal scholar (Columbia), dies  

1767  On July - 31 amelie Julia Candielle, composer  

1771  On July - 31 paul Potters "Great ossendrift" sold for Ÿ9050 in Amsterdam  

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 July - 31.  

1790  On July - 31 the first US patent granted, to Samuel Hopkins for a potash process  

1790  On July - 31 1st US patent granted, to Samuel Hopkins for a potash process  

1790  Johann Christian Frischmuth, composer, dies at 48 on July - 31.  

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  Jose B da Gama, Portuguese poet (East Uraguay), dies at 54 on July - 31.  

1803  On July - 31 john Ericsson, US, inventor (screw propeller)/shipbuilder-USS Monitor  

1808  Frederick Nichols Crouch, composer on July - 31.  

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  On July - 31 british invade Plattsburgh, NY  

1813  British invade Plattsburgh NY on July - 31.  

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  On this day in history george Henry Thomas, Major General (Union Army), died in 1870  

1817  On this day in history philip Cook Jr, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1894  

1818  Heinrich Kiepert, German cartographer/geographer on July - 31.  

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

1828  Francois Auguste Gevaert, Belgian composer (Le diable au moulin) on July - 31.  

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

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  Emperor Nijo of Japan (d. 1165) was born on this day in history.  

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

1443  On this day in history birth of albrecht III of Saxon-Meisen, duke of Saxon  

1527  Maximilian II, German King/Emperor (1564-76) was born on July - 31.  

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  Death of Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Muslim Jurisprudent (b. 780) on this day in history.  

1358  Etienne Marcel, French textile merchant/reformer/Boer leader, dies on this day in history.  

1396  Death of William Courtenay, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1342) on this day in history.  

1508  On July - 31 death of na'od, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1494)  

1556  Ignatius Loyola, Spanish founder (Jesuit), dies at about 65 on July - 31.  

1566  On July - 31 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  On this day in history death of thomas Dudley, Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony (b. 1576)