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Historical Events Happened In July - 31

Sunday, 31 August 2014

1837  William Clarke Quantrill, Col (Confederate Army), died in 1865 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1854  Jose Canalejas contributes Mendez, premier of Spain (1910-12) on this day in history.  

1855  Hottest July in Stockholm since at least 1756 (21.4C avg) on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

1875  On this day in history andrew Johnson, 17th pres, dies in Tennessee at 66  

1876  US Coast Guard officers' training school established (New Bedford MA) on this day in history.  

1882  Grete Gulbransson, writer on this day in history.  

1884  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

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

1893  On this day in history henry Perky patents shredded wheat  

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  Boer Generals Prinsloo & Roux surrenders in Brandwater Basin on this day in history.  

1900  Elmo Roper, pollster (Roper Poll) on this day in history.  

1901  On this day in history abraham Kuyper becomes premier of Netherlands  

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

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  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 this day in history death of imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Muslim Jurisprudent (b. 780)  

1358  Etienne Marcel, French textile merchant/reformer/Boer leader, dies on this day in history.  

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

1653  On this day in history death of thomas Dudley, Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony (b. 1576)