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Historical Events Happened In July - 31

Sunday, 07 February 2016

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 July - 31.  

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

1750  On July - 31 johan V, King of Portugal, dies  

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

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

1767  On this day in history amelie Julia Candielle, composer  

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

1774  Joseph Priestley discovers oxygen on this day in history.  

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

1784  On July - 31 denis Diderot, French writer/philosopher (Jacques le fataliste), dies  

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

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  On July - 31 cornerstone laid for 1st US govt building: US Mint in Phila  

1794  On July - 31 all Jacobijnse clubs together in Haarlem  

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

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

1808  On July - 31 frederick Nichols Crouch, composer  

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 July - 31.  

1811  Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Mexican hero priest, executed by Spanish on this day in history.  

1813  On this day in history british invade Plattsburgh, NY  

1813  On this day in history british invade Plattsburgh NY  

1815  On July - 31 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 July - 31.  

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

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 July - 31.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

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

1597  On this day in history birth of sebastian Stosskopf, Elzassisch painter, baptized  

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

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  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  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  Death of Thomas Dudley, Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony (b. 1576) on July - 31.  

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