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Historical Events Happened In July - 31

Sunday, 30 August 2015

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

1841  George Melville, polar explorer, naval engineer on this day in history.  

1844  On this day in history ignazio Guidi, Italian orientalist/archaeologist  

1847  Ignatio Cervantes, composer on July - 31.  

1848  On July - 31 jean Robert Planquette, France, composer (Bells of Corneville)  

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

1861  On July - 31 9,300 mm rainfall in July in Cherrapunji, Assam: world record  

1864  On July - 31 ulysses S Grant is named General of Volunteers  

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

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

1865  On this day in history the first narrow gauge mainline railway in the world opens at Grandchester, Australia.  

1872  On this day in history c H F Peters discovers asteroids #122 Gerda & #123 Brunhild  

1874  On July - 31 commissioning of USS Intrepid, first U.S. warship equipped with torpedoes  

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

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

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 July - 31.  

1882  On this day in history grete Gulbransson, writer  

1884  Karl F Goerdeler, mayor (Leipzig), "July 20th Plot",,18860731::"Constant Permeke, Flemish painter/statues artist (Sow) on July - 31.  

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

1889  On this day in history donald Foster, PA, actor (Scaramouche)  

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

1893  On July - 31 henry Perky patents shredded wheat  

1893  On this day in history charles Wilfred Orr, composer  

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

1899  Albert Trott hits Monty Noble over the Pavilion at Lord's on July - 31.  

1900  On July - 31 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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of emperor Nijo of Japan (d. 1165)  

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 July - 31.  

1527  On July - 31 birth of maximilian II, German King/Emperor (1564-76)  

1550  On this day in history birth of jakob Handl, [Petelin], Austrian composer/bandmaster  

1578  On this day in history birth of catharina Belgica of Nassau, daughter of Willem of Orange  

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

1598  On this day in history birth of alessandro Algardi, Italian sculptor and architect (d. 1654)  

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 this day in history 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  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 this day in history.  

1648  Benedictus J van Haeften, poet (Regia thru Crucis), dies at about 60 on July - 31.  

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

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