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Historical Events Happened In July - 31

Thursday, 29 September 2016

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  Ignazio Guidi, Italian orientalist/archaeologist on July - 31.  

1847  On July - 31 ignatio Cervantes, composer  

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

1849  Benjamin Chambers patents breech loading cannon on July - 31.  

1852  On July - 31 hottest July in Netherlands since at least 1783 (68.4F (20.2C) avg)  

1854  Jose Canalejas contributes Mendez, premier of Spain (1910-12) on July - 31.  

1855  Hottest July in Stockholm since at least 1756 (21.4C avg) on July - 31.  

1856  Christchurch, New Zealand is chartered as a city on this day in history.  

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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 this day in history.  

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

1865  On July - 31 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 this day in history commissioning of USS Intrepid, first U.S. warship equipped with torpedoes  

1874  On this day in history patrick Francis Healy, SJ, inaugurated as pres of Georgetown U  

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

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 July - 31.  

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

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

1893  Charles Wilfred Orr, composer on July - 31.  

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

1578  Catharina Belgica of Nassau, daughter of Willem of Orange was born on this day in history.  

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)  

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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  Death of William Courtenay, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1342) on this day in history.  

1508  Death of Na'od, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1494) on this day in history.  

1556  Ignatius Loyola, Spanish founder (Jesuit), dies at about 65 on July - 31.  

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

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 July - 31.  

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