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Historical Events Happened In July - 31

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1837  William Clarke Quantrill, Col (Confederate Army), died in 1865 on July - 31.  

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 this day in history ignatio Cervantes, composer  

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

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  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 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  On July - 31 louis Hachette, French publisher, dies at 64  

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 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 July - 31.  

1875  On July - 31 harry Northrup, Paris France, actor (Who's That Knocking at My Door)  

1875  Andrew Johnson, 17th pres, dies in Tennessee at 66 on July - 31.  

1876  US Coast Guard officers' training school established (New Bedford MA) on July - 31.  

1882  Grete Gulbransson, writer on this day in history.  

1884  On July - 31 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 this day in history donald Foster, PA, actor (Scaramouche)  

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

1893  Henry Perky patents shredded wheat on July - 31.  

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 this day in history.  

1900  On this day in history boer Generals Prinsloo & Roux surrenders in Brandwater Basin  

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

1901  Abraham Kuyper becomes premier of Netherlands on July - 31.  

1901  On July - 31 jean Debuffet, French painter/sculptor (Landscape with 2 Personages)  

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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  On this day in history birth of philips, the Good, Duke of Burgundy//Brabant/Limburg/count  

1443  Albrecht III of Saxon-Meisen, duke of Saxon was born on this day in history.  

1527  Maximilian II, German King/Emperor (1564-76) was born on July - 31.  

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 this day in history.  

1597  Sebastian Stosskopf, Elzassisch painter, baptized was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

1556  On this day in history 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  Benedictus J van Haeften, poet (Regia thru Crucis), dies at about 60 on July - 31.  

1653  Death of Thomas Dudley, Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony (b. 1576) on July - 31.