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Historical Events Happened In July - 31

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

1837  William Clarke Quantrill, Col (Confederate Army), died in 1865 on this day in history.  

1841  George Melville, polar explorer, naval engineer on this day in history.  

1844  Ignazio Guidi, Italian orientalist/archaeologist on this day in history.  

1847  Ignatio Cervantes, composer on this day in history.  

1848  Jean Robert Planquette, France, composer (Bells of Corneville) on this day in history.  

1849  Benjamin Chambers patents breech loading cannon on this day in history.  

1852  On this day in history hottest July in Netherlands since at least 1783 (68.4F (20.2C) avg)  

1854  Jose Canalejas contributes Mendez, premier of Spain (1910-12) on this day in history.  

1855  Hottest July in Stockholm since at least 1756 (21.4C avg) on this day in history.  

1856  On this day in history christchurch, New Zealand is chartered as a city.  

1861  9,300 mm rainfall in July in Cherrapunji, Assam: world record on this day in history.  

1864  Ulysses S Grant is named General of Volunteers on this day in history.  

1864  On this day in history louis Hachette, French publisher, dies at 64  

1865  East India Squadron established to operate from Sunda Strait to Japan on this day in history.  

1865  On this day in history the first narrow gauge mainline railway in the world opens at Grandchester, Australia.  

1872  C H F Peters discovers asteroids #122 Gerda & #123 Brunhild on this day in history.  

1874  Commissioning of USS Intrepid, first U.S. warship equipped with torpedoes on this day in history.  

1874  Patrick Francis Healy, SJ, inaugurated as pres of Georgetown U on this day in history.  

1875  Harry Northrup, Paris France, actor (Who's That Knocking at My Door) on this day in history.  

1875  On this day in history andrew Johnson, 17th pres, dies in Tennessee at 66  

1876  US Coast Guard officers' training school established (New Bedford MA) on this day in history.  

1882  Grete Gulbransson, writer on this day in history.  

1884  Karl F Goerdeler, mayor (Leipzig), "July 20th Plot",,18860731::"Constant Permeke, Flemish painter/statues artist (Sow) on this day in history.  

1886  On this day in history franz von Liszt, [Ferencz], Hungarian pianist/composer, dies at 74  

1889  On this day in history donald Foster, PA, actor (Scaramouche)  

1891  On this day in history jean-Baptist Capronnier, French/Belgian painter, dies at 77  

1893  Henry Perky patents shredded wheat on this day in history.  

1893  On this day in history charles Wilfred Orr, composer  

1894  Roy Bargy, Mich, orch leader (Jimmy Durante Show) on this day in history.  

1899  Albert Trott hits Monty Noble over the Pavilion at Lord's on this day in history.  

1900  Boer Generals Prinsloo & Roux surrenders in Brandwater Basin on this day in history.  

1900  Elmo Roper, pollster (Roper Poll) on this day in history.  

1901  On this day in history abraham Kuyper becomes premier of Netherlands  

1901  On this day in history jean Debuffet, French painter/sculptor (Landscape with 2 Personages)  

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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 this day in history 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 this day in history birth of catharina Belgica of Nassau, daughter of Willem of Orange  

1597  On this day in history birth of sebastian Stosskopf, Elzassisch painter, baptized  

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

1396  On this day in history death of william Courtenay, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1342)  

1508  On this day in history death of na'od, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1494)  

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

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)