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Historical Events Happened In July - 31

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

1837  On July - 31 william Clarke Quantrill, Col (Confederate Army), died in 1865  

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

1844  Ignazio Guidi, Italian orientalist/archaeologist on this day in history.  

1847  Ignatio Cervantes, composer on July - 31.  

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  On this day in history jose Canalejas contributes Mendez, premier of Spain (1910-12)  

1855  On this day in history hottest July in Stockholm since at least 1756 (21.4C avg)  

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

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

1864  On July - 31 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 July - 31.  

1865  On this day in history 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 July - 31.  

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

1876  On this day in history 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  On this day in history franz von Liszt, [Ferencz], Hungarian pianist/composer, dies at 74  

1889  Donald Foster, PA, actor (Scaramouche) on July - 31.  

1891  On July - 31 jean-Baptist Capronnier, French/Belgian painter, dies at 77  

1893  Henry Perky patents shredded wheat on July - 31.  

1893  Charles Wilfred Orr, composer on July - 31.  

1894  Roy Bargy, Mich, orch leader (Jimmy Durante Show) on July - 31.  

1899  On this day in history albert Trott hits Monty Noble over the Pavilion at Lord's  

1900  On July - 31 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  On this day in history 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 July - 31.  

1396  On this day in history birth of philips, the Good, Duke of Burgundy//Brabant/Limburg/count  

1443  On this day in history 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 July - 31.  

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  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  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  On this day in history ignatius Loyola, Spanish founder (Jesuit), dies at about 65  

1566  On this day in history 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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