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Historical Events Happened In July - 31

Tuesday, 23 September 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 July - 31.  

1847  Ignatio Cervantes, composer on July - 31.  

1848  On July - 31 jean Robert Planquette, France, composer (Bells of Corneville)  

1849  On this day in history benjamin Chambers patents breech loading cannon  

1852  Hottest July in Netherlands since at least 1783 (68.4F (20.2C) avg) on this day in history.  

1854  On this day in history jose Canalejas contributes Mendez, premier of Spain (1910-12)  

1855  On this day in history hottest July in Stockholm since at least 1756 (21.4C avg)  

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  On July - 31 ulysses S Grant is named General of Volunteers  

1864  Louis Hachette, French publisher, dies at 64 on July - 31.  

1865  On this day in history east India Squadron established to operate from Sunda Strait to Japan.  

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

1872  On July - 31 c H F Peters discovers asteroids #122 Gerda & #123 Brunhild  

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

1874  On July - 31 patrick Francis Healy, SJ, inaugurated as pres of Georgetown U  

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

1875  Andrew Johnson, 17th pres, dies in Tennessee at 66 on this day in history.  

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  On July - 31 karl F Goerdeler, mayor (Leipzig), "July 20th Plot",,18860731::"Constant Permeke, Flemish painter/statues artist (Sow)  

1886  Franz von Liszt, [Ferencz], Hungarian pianist/composer, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

1889  Donald Foster, PA, actor (Scaramouche) on July - 31.  

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

1893  On July - 31 henry Perky patents shredded wheat  

1893  Charles Wilfred Orr, composer on this day in history.  

1894  On this day in history roy Bargy, Mich, orch leader (Jimmy Durante Show)  

1899  On this day in history albert Trott hits Monty Noble over the Pavilion at Lord's  

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 July - 31 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  Emperor Nijo of Japan (d. 1165) was born on this day in history.  

1396  Philips, the Good, Duke of Burgundy//Brabant/Limburg/count was born on July - 31.  

1443  On July - 31 birth of albrecht III of Saxon-Meisen, duke of Saxon  

1527  Maximilian II, German King/Emperor (1564-76) was born on July - 31.  

1550  On July - 31 birth of jakob Handl, [Petelin], Austrian composer/bandmaster  

1578  On July - 31 birth of catharina Belgica of Nassau, daughter of Willem of Orange  

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  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 this day in history.  

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  Ignatius Loyola, Spanish founder (Jesuit), dies at about 65 on this day in history.  

1566  On July - 31 bartholome de Casas, Spanish historian/bishop of Chiapa, dies at 92  

1648  Benedictus J van Haeften, poet (Regia thru Crucis), dies at about 60 on July - 31.  

1653  Death of Thomas Dudley, Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony (b. 1576) on July - 31.