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Historical Events Happened In July - 31

Wednesday, 01 October 2014

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

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 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 July - 31.  

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  Ulysses S Grant is named General of Volunteers on July - 31.  

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

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

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 July - 31.  

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 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 this day in history.  

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

1893  On this day in history 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 this day in history boer Generals Prinsloo & Roux surrenders in Brandwater Basin  

1900  On July - 31 elmo Roper, pollster (Roper Poll)  

1901  On July - 31 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  Albrecht III of Saxon-Meisen, duke of Saxon was born on July - 31.  

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 July - 31.  

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

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 this day in history death of imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Muslim Jurisprudent (b. 780)  

1358  On July - 31 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  Death of Na'od, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1494) on July - 31.  

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 this day in history.  

1653  On July - 31 death of thomas Dudley, Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony (b. 1576)