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Historical Events Happened In July - 31

Monday, 30 November 2015

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

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

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

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

1750  On this day in history johan V, King of Portugal, dies  

1751  Fire in Stockholm destroys 1,000 houses on July - 31.  

1763  James Kent, Fredericksburgh NY, legal scholar (Columbia), dies on July - 31.  

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

1784  On this day in history 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 July - 31.  

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  Frederick Nichols Crouch, composer on July - 31.  

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

1813  On July - 31 british invade Plattsburgh, NY  

1813  British invade Plattsburgh NY on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

1830  Frantisek Zdenek Xavier Alois Skuhersky, composer on July - 31.  

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  Philips, the Good, Duke of Burgundy//Brabant/Limburg/count was born on July - 31.  

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

1578  Catharina Belgica of Nassau, daughter of Willem of Orange was born on July - 31.  

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 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 July - 31.  

1508  Death of Na'od, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1494) on this day in history.  

1556  Ignatius Loyola, Spanish founder (Jesuit), dies at about 65 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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


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