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Historical Events Happened In July - 31

Monday, 24 November 2014

1837  On this day in history william Clarke Quantrill, Col (Confederate Army), died in 1865  

1841  On this day in history george Melville, polar explorer, naval engineer  

1844  On July - 31 ignazio Guidi, Italian orientalist/archaeologist  

1847  Ignatio Cervantes, composer on this day in history.  

1848  On this day in history jean Robert Planquette, France, composer (Bells of Corneville)  

1849  On July - 31 benjamin Chambers patents breech loading cannon  

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

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

1855  On July - 31 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  On July - 31 9,300 mm rainfall in July in Cherrapunji, Assam: world record  

1864  On this day in history ulysses S Grant is named General of Volunteers  

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

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  On July - 31 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  On this day in history andrew Johnson, 17th pres, dies in Tennessee at 66  

1876  On July - 31 uS Coast Guard officers' training school established (New Bedford MA)  

1882  Grete Gulbransson, writer on July - 31.  

1884  On July - 31 karl F Goerdeler, mayor (Leipzig), "July 20th Plot",,18860731::"Constant Permeke, Flemish painter/statues artist (Sow)  

1886  On July - 31 franz von Liszt, [Ferencz], Hungarian pianist/composer, dies at 74  

1889  On July - 31 donald Foster, PA, actor (Scaramouche)  

1891  Jean-Baptist Capronnier, French/Belgian painter, dies at 77 on July - 31.  

1893  On July - 31 henry Perky patents shredded wheat  

1893  Charles Wilfred Orr, composer on July - 31.  

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 July - 31.  

1900  Elmo Roper, pollster (Roper Poll) on July - 31.  

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

1901  Jean Debuffet, French painter/sculptor (Landscape with 2 Personages) on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In July - 31

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1143  On July - 31 birth of emperor Nijo of Japan (d. 1165)  

1396  On July - 31 birth of philips, the Good, Duke of Burgundy//Brabant/Limburg/count  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history 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  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  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 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 this day in history.  

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