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Historical Events For July - 31

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

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  Ignatio Cervantes, composer on this day in history.  

1848  Jean Robert Planquette, France, composer (Bells of Corneville) on this day in history.  

1849  Benjamin Chambers patents breech loading cannon on this day in history.  

1852  Hottest July in Netherlands since at least 1783 (68.4F (20.2C) avg) on July - 31.  

1854  On July - 31 jose Canalejas contributes Mendez, premier of Spain (1910-12)  

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

1856  On this day in history christchurch, New Zealand is chartered as a city.  

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

1864  Ulysses S Grant is named General of Volunteers on this day in history.  

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

1865  On July - 31 east India Squadron established to operate from Sunda Strait to Japan.  

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

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

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

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

1875  On July - 31 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  US Coast Guard officers' training school established (New Bedford MA) on this day in history.  

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 July - 31.  

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

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

1893  On this day in history henry Perky patents shredded wheat  

1893  On this day in history charles Wilfred Orr, composer  

1894  On July - 31 roy Bargy, Mich, orch leader (Jimmy Durante Show)  

1899  On July - 31 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  On this day in history 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  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  Albrecht III of Saxon-Meisen, duke of Saxon was born on July - 31.  

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

1597  On July - 31 birth of sebastian Stosskopf, Elzassisch painter, baptized  

1598  Alessandro Algardi, Italian sculptor and architect (d. 1654) was born on this day in history.  

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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  On July - 31 etienne Marcel, French textile merchant/reformer/Boer leader, dies  

1396  On July - 31 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 July - 31.  

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

1648  On this day in history benedictus J van Haeften, poet (Regia thru Crucis), dies at about 60  

1653  On this day in history death of thomas Dudley, Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony (b. 1576)  

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