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Historical Events For July - 31

Friday, 24 February 2017

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

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

1743  August R van Hekeren van Suideras, Dutch orangist on this day in history.  

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

1750  Johan V, King of Portugal, dies on July - 31.  

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  Amelie Julia Candielle, composer on July - 31.  

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  

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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 this day in history.  

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

1790  On this day in history 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  On July - 31 all Jacobijnse clubs together in Haarlem  

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 this day in history.  

1808  On this day in history frederick Nichols Crouch, composer  

1809  The first practical US railroad track (wooden, for horse-drawn cars), Phila on this day in history.  

1809  On this day in history 1st practical US railroad track (wooden, for horse-drawn cars), Phila  

1811  Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Mexican hero priest, executed by Spanish on this day in history.  

1813  British invade Plattsburgh, NY on this day in history.  

1813  British invade Plattsburgh NY on July - 31.  

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  George Henry Thomas, Major General (Union Army), died in 1870 on this day in history.  

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 July - 31.  

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  On July - 31 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 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  On this day in history birth of philips, the Good, Duke of Burgundy//Brabant/Limburg/count  

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 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 this day in history.  

1597  Sebastian Stosskopf, Elzassisch painter, baptized was born on July - 31.  

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  On this day in history etienne Marcel, French textile merchant/reformer/Boer leader, dies  

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 July - 31.  

1566  Bartholome de Casas, Spanish historian/bishop of Chiapa, dies at 92 on this day in history.  

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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