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Historical Events Happened In July - 31

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

1741  Charles Albert of Bavaria invades Upper Austria and Bohemia on July - 31.  

1743  August R van Hekeren van Suideras, Dutch orangist on July - 31.  

1748  On this day in history isaac Ouwater, Amsterdam painter/cartoonist  

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  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  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 this day in history denis Diderot, French writer/philosopher (Jacques le fataliste), dies  

1790  On July - 31 the first US patent granted, to Samuel Hopkins for a potash process  

1790  On July - 31 1st US patent granted, to Samuel Hopkins for a potash process  

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

1792  Cornerstone laid for 1st US govt building: US Mint in Phila on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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 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 this day in history.  

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 July - 31.  

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  Francois Auguste Gevaert, Belgian composer (Le diable au moulin) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1527  Maximilian II, German King/Emperor (1564-76) was born on this day in history.  

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 July - 31.  

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  On July - 31 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  Death of Na'od, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1494) on July - 31.  

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

1566  Bartholome de Casas, Spanish historian/bishop of Chiapa, dies at 92 on July - 31.  

1648  Benedictus J van Haeften, poet (Regia thru Crucis), dies at about 60 on this day in history.  

1653  On July - 31 death of thomas Dudley, Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony (b. 1576)