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Historical Events Happened In July - 31

Saturday, 20 September 2014

1737  On this day in history prince Frederick of Wales escapes English court  

1741  On July - 31 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 this day in history.  

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 July - 31 amelie Julia Candielle, composer  

1771  Paul Potters "Great ossendrift" sold for Ÿ9050 in Amsterdam on this day in history.  

1774  On July - 31 joseph Priestley discovers oxygen  

1777  On July - 31 marquis de Lafayette, 19, made major-general of Continental Army  

1784  On July - 31 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 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  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1813  British invade Plattsburgh, NY on July - 31.  

1813  On this day in history british invade Plattsburgh NY  

1815  On this day in history commodore Stephen Decatur concludes agreement with Bey of Tunis to compensate U.S. for seizure of merchant ships during the War of 1812.  

1816  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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  Charles X of France resigns by force on this day in history.  

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

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 July - 31.  

1396  Philips, the Good, Duke of Burgundy//Brabant/Limburg/count was born on this day in history.  

1443  On this day in history 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 this day in history birth of jakob Handl, [Petelin], Austrian composer/bandmaster  

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

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  On July - 31 death of imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Muslim Jurisprudent (b. 780)  

1358  Etienne Marcel, French textile merchant/reformer/Boer leader, dies on July - 31.  

1396  Death of William Courtenay, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1342) on July - 31.  

1508  On this day in history death of na'od, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1494)  

1556  Ignatius Loyola, Spanish founder (Jesuit), dies at about 65 on July - 31.  

1566  On this day in history 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  Death of Thomas Dudley, Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony (b. 1576) on this day in history.