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Historical Events Happened In July - 31

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

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 this day in history august R van Hekeren van Suideras, Dutch orangist  

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

1750  Johan V, King of Portugal, dies on this day in history.  

1751  On this day in history fire in Stockholm destroys 1,000 houses  

1763  On this day in history 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  On this day in history joseph Priestley discovers oxygen  

1777  Marquis de Lafayette, 19, made major-general of Continental Army on this day in history.  

1784  Denis Diderot, French writer/philosopher (Jacques le fataliste), dies on this day in history.  

1790  The first US patent granted, to Samuel Hopkins for a potash process on this day in history.  

1790  On this day in history 1st US patent granted, to Samuel Hopkins for a potash process  

1790  Johann Christian Frischmuth, composer, dies at 48 on this day in history.  

1792  On this day in history cornerstone laid for 1st US govt building: US Mint in Phila  

1794  All Jacobijnse clubs together in Haarlem on this day in history.  

1795  Jose B da Gama, Portuguese poet (East Uraguay), dies at 54 on this day in history.  

1803  On this day in history john Ericsson, US, inventor (screw propeller)/shipbuilder-USS Monitor  

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  Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Mexican hero priest, executed by Spanish on this day in history.  

1813  On this day in history british invade Plattsburgh, NY  

1813  On this day in history 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  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 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  On this day in history francois Auguste Gevaert, Belgian composer (Le diable au moulin)  

1830  Charles X of France resigns by force on this day in history.  

1830  On this day in history frantisek Zdenek Xavier Alois Skuhersky, composer  

1834  On this day in history peter H Hugenholtz, Dutch reformer/founder (Free Parish)  

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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  On this day in history birth of albrecht III of Saxon-Meisen, duke of Saxon  

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

1550  Jakob Handl, [Petelin], Austrian composer/bandmaster was born on this day in history.  

1578  Catharina Belgica of Nassau, daughter of Willem of Orange was born on this day in history.  

1597  Sebastian Stosskopf, Elzassisch painter, baptized was born on this day in history.  

1598  On this day in history 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 this day in history death of imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Muslim Jurisprudent (b. 780)  

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 this day in history.  

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  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 this day in history.