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Historical Events Happened In July - 31

Friday, 31 July 2015

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

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

1743  On this day in history 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  On July - 31 james Kent, Fredericksburgh NY, legal scholar (Columbia), dies  

1767  On this day in history amelie Julia Candielle, composer  

1771  Paul Potters "Great ossendrift" sold for Ÿ9050 in Amsterdam on July - 31.  

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  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 July - 31.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1808  On July - 31 frederick Nichols Crouch, composer  

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

1809  1st practical US railroad track (wooden, for horse-drawn cars), Phila on July - 31.  

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

1813  On this day in history british invade Plattsburgh, NY  

1813  British invade Plattsburgh NY on July - 31.  

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  On July - 31 george Henry Thomas, Major General (Union Army), died in 1870  

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

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

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

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

1830  On this day in history charles X of France resigns by force  

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

1834  Peter H Hugenholtz, Dutch reformer/founder (Free Parish) on July - 31.  

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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  On this day in history birth of philips, the Good, Duke of Burgundy//Brabant/Limburg/count  

1443  Albrecht III of Saxon-Meisen, duke of Saxon was born on July - 31.  

1527  On this day in history birth of maximilian II, German King/Emperor (1564-76)  

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  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  Death of Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Muslim Jurisprudent (b. 780) on July - 31.  

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 July - 31.  

1508  On July - 31 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  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 July - 31.  

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