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Historical Events Happened In July - 31

Wednesday, 01 April 2015

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

1741  On July - 31 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 July - 31.  

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  On this day in history 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 July - 31.  

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

1790  On July - 31 johann Christian Frischmuth, composer, dies at 48  

1792  On July - 31 cornerstone laid for 1st US govt building: US Mint in Phila  

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

1795  Jose B da Gama, Portuguese poet (East Uraguay), dies at 54 on July - 31.  

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

1808  On July - 31 frederick Nichols Crouch, composer  

1809  The first practical US railroad track (wooden, for horse-drawn cars), Phila on July - 31.  

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  British invade Plattsburgh, NY on this day in history.  

1813  On July - 31 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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1825  On this day in history thomas Hart Taylor, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1901  

1828  On July - 31 francois Auguste Gevaert, Belgian composer (Le diable au moulin)  

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

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

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

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

1443  On July - 31 birth of albrecht III of Saxon-Meisen, duke of Saxon  

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 July - 31 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 July - 31 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 this day in history 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  On July - 31 bartholome de Casas, Spanish historian/bishop of Chiapa, dies at 92  

1648  On July - 31 benedictus J van Haeften, poet (Regia thru Crucis), dies at about 60  

1653  On this day in history death of thomas Dudley, Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony (b. 1576)