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Historical Events For July - 31

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

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

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  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  James Kent, Fredericksburgh NY, legal scholar (Columbia), dies on this day in history.  

1767  On this day in history amelie Julia Candielle, composer  

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.  

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1777  Marquis de Lafayette, 19, made major-general of Continental Army on July - 31.  

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 July - 31.  

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

1790  Johann Christian Frischmuth, composer, dies at 48 on July - 31.  

1792  Cornerstone laid for 1st US govt building: US Mint in Phila on July - 31.  

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

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  Frederick Nichols Crouch, composer on this day in history.  

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

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 July - 31.  

1813  On July - 31 british invade Plattsburgh, NY  

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  On this day in history philip Cook Jr, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1894  

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 this day in history.  

1830  On July - 31 charles X of France resigns by force  

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

1834  On July - 31 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  On this day in history birth of emperor Nijo of Japan (d. 1165)  

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 July - 31 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 July - 31.  

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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 July - 31.  

1396  On July - 31 death of william Courtenay, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1342)  

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

1556  On this day in history ignatius Loyola, Spanish founder (Jesuit), dies at about 65  

1566  On this day in history bartholome de Casas, Spanish historian/bishop of Chiapa, dies at 92  

1648  On July - 31 benedictus J van Haeften, poet (Regia thru Crucis), dies at about 60  

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

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