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Historical Events Happened In July - 31

Tuesday, 04 August 2015

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

1841  On July - 31 george Melville, polar explorer, naval engineer  

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

1847  On July - 31 ignatio Cervantes, composer  

1848  Jean Robert Planquette, France, composer (Bells of Corneville) on July - 31.  

1849  On July - 31 benjamin Chambers patents breech loading cannon  

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

1856  On July - 31 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 this day in history.  

1864  On this day in history louis Hachette, French publisher, dies at 64  

1865  On this day in history east India Squadron established to operate from Sunda Strait to Japan.  

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 July - 31.  

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

1874  Patrick Francis Healy, SJ, inaugurated as pres of Georgetown U on this day in history.  

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

1875  Andrew Johnson, 17th pres, dies in Tennessee at 66 on this day in history.  

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

1882  Grete Gulbransson, writer on July - 31.  

1884  Karl F Goerdeler, mayor (Leipzig), "July 20th Plot",,18860731::"Constant Permeke, Flemish painter/statues artist (Sow) on this day in history.  

1886  On this day in history franz von Liszt, [Ferencz], Hungarian pianist/composer, dies at 74  

1889  Donald Foster, PA, actor (Scaramouche) on this day in history.  

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  Charles Wilfred Orr, composer on this day in history.  

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  Boer Generals Prinsloo & Roux surrenders in Brandwater Basin on July - 31.  

1900  On this day in history elmo Roper, pollster (Roper Poll)  

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 People Born On This Day In History

1143  Emperor Nijo of Japan (d. 1165) was born on this day in history.  

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  On July - 31 birth of maximilian II, German King/Emperor (1564-76)  

1550  Jakob Handl, [Petelin], Austrian composer/bandmaster was born on this day in history.  

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 July - 31 birth of alessandro Algardi, Italian sculptor and architect (d. 1654)  

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  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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

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