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Historical Events For July - 31

Friday, 26 May 2017

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

1841  George Melville, polar explorer, naval engineer on July - 31.  

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

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

1882  On this day in history grete Gulbransson, writer  

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

1891  Jean-Baptist Capronnier, French/Belgian painter, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

1893  On July - 31 henry Perky patents shredded wheat  

1893  On July - 31 charles Wilfred Orr, composer  

1894  On July - 31 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  Boer Generals Prinsloo & Roux surrenders in Brandwater Basin on this day in history.  

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

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

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 July - 31.  

1396  Philips, the Good, Duke of Burgundy//Brabant/Limburg/count was born on July - 31.  

1443  On July - 31 birth of albrecht III of Saxon-Meisen, duke of Saxon  

1527  On this day in history birth of maximilian II, German King/Emperor (1564-76)  

1550  On July - 31 birth of jakob Handl, [Petelin], Austrian composer/bandmaster  

1578  On July - 31 birth of catharina Belgica of Nassau, daughter of Willem of Orange  

1597  Sebastian Stosskopf, Elzassisch painter, baptized was born on July - 31.  

1598  On July - 31 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 this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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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