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Historical Events Happened In July - 31

Friday, 06 May 2016

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

1741  Charles Albert of Bavaria invades Upper Austria and Bohemia on this day in history.  

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  Amelie Julia Candielle, composer on July - 31.  

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

1774  On July - 31 joseph Priestley discovers oxygen  

1777  On this day in history marquis de Lafayette, 19, made major-general of Continental Army  

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 this day in history.  

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

1790  Johann Christian Frischmuth, composer, dies at 48 on this day in history.  

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

1794  All Jacobijnse clubs together in Haarlem on July - 31.  

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 July - 31.  

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

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

1813  On July - 31 british invade Plattsburgh, NY  

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

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

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

1830  On July - 31 charles X of France resigns by force  

1830  On July - 31 frantisek Zdenek Xavier Alois Skuhersky, composer  

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

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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 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  On July - 31 birth of sebastian Stosskopf, Elzassisch painter, baptized  

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

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

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 July - 31.  

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.  

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