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Historical Events Happened In July - 31

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

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  On July - 31 ignatio Cervantes, composer  

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

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

1856  Christchurch, New Zealand is chartered as a city on July - 31.  

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

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 July - 31.  

1865  The first narrow gauge mainline railway in the world opens at Grandchester, Australia on July - 31.  

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 July - 31.  

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 July - 31.  

1875  On July - 31 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 this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1891  Jean-Baptist Capronnier, French/Belgian painter, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

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

1893  On July - 31 charles Wilfred Orr, composer  

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

1899  Albert Trott hits Monty Noble over the Pavilion at Lord's on July - 31.  

1900  On July - 31 boer Generals Prinsloo & Roux surrenders in Brandwater Basin  

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

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

1901  Jean Debuffet, French painter/sculptor (Landscape with 2 Personages) on July - 31.  

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

1443  On this day in history 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  Jakob Handl, [Petelin], Austrian composer/bandmaster was born on July - 31.  

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  On July - 31 death of imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Muslim Jurisprudent (b. 780)  

1358  Etienne Marcel, French textile merchant/reformer/Boer leader, dies on July - 31.  

1396  Death of William Courtenay, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1342) on July - 31.  

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

1556  On July - 31 ignatius Loyola, Spanish founder (Jesuit), dies at about 65  

1566  Bartholome de Casas, Spanish historian/bishop of Chiapa, dies at 92 on July - 31.  

1648  On July - 31 benedictus J van Haeften, poet (Regia thru Crucis), dies at about 60  

1653  Death of Thomas Dudley, Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony (b. 1576) on this day in history.