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Historical Events Happened In July - 31

Friday, 30 January 2015

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

1748  On July - 31 isaac Ouwater, Amsterdam painter/cartoonist  

1750  On July - 31 johan V, King of Portugal, dies  

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

1763  James Kent, Fredericksburgh NY, legal scholar (Columbia), dies on July - 31.  

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  On this day in history joseph Priestley discovers oxygen  

1777  On this day in history marquis de Lafayette, 19, made major-general of Continental Army  

1784  On this day in history denis Diderot, French writer/philosopher (Jacques le fataliste), dies  

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

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

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

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 July - 31.  

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 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  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  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 July - 31 george Henry Thomas, Major General (Union Army), died in 1870  

1817  Philip Cook Jr, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1894 on July - 31.  

1818  On this day in history heinrich Kiepert, German cartographer/geographer  

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 July - 31 charles X of France resigns by force  

1830  Frantisek Zdenek Xavier Alois Skuhersky, composer on July - 31.  

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 this day in history.  

1396  On July - 31 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  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  On July - 31 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.  

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 July - 31.  

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 this day in history.  

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)