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Historical Events For October - 31

Thursday, 23 February 2017

1765  Duke of Cumberland, English politician/uncle of George III, dies on this day in history.  

1768  On this day in history francesco Maria Veracini, Italian opera composer, dies at 78  

1785  George F Kersting, German painter on October - 31.  

1791  On this day in history ferdinand Huber, composer  

1793  Execution of the Girondins at Paris, during the Reign of Terror on October - 31.  

1793  On this day in history execution of Girondins at Paris, during Reign of Terror  

1793  On this day in history pierre V Vergniaud, French politician/police leader, guillotined at 40  

1794  On this day in history john Dalton 1st lecture to Manchester Literary/Philosophical Society  

1795  The birth of John Keats, English poet; works include 'Ode to a Nightingale' on October - 31.  

1795  On this day in history john Keats, London, England, romantic poet (Ode to a Grecian Urn)  

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1806  On October - 31 sophie Mereau, writer, dies at 36  

1808  On October - 31 holland Brigade battle at Durango, Spain  

1815  On this day in history sir Humphrey Davy of London patents miner's safety lamp  

1815  On this day in history karl Weierstrass, Germany, mathematician (theory of functions)  

1815  Daniel Belknap, composer, dies at 44 on October - 31.  

1825  On October - 31 raleigh Edward Colston, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896  

1826  On this day in history hugh Boyle Ewing, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1905  

1831  Daniel Butterfield, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1901 on October - 31.  

1835  On October - 31 adelbert Ames, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1933  

1837  Collision of river boat Monmouth & Trement on Miss; 300 die on this day in history.  

1846  Donner party, unable to cross the Donner Pass, construct a winter camp on this day in history.  

1847  On October - 31 galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist (2-fasenmotor)  

1851  Peter II Petrovic Njegos, bishop of Montenegro (1830-51), dies at 37 on this day in history.  

1852  On this day in history mary E W Freeman, US writer (Revolt of Mother)  

1854  On October - 31 georg A Erman, German Egyptologist (Grammar of Ancient Egypt)  

1860  Juliette Gordon Low, activist/founder (Girl Scouts of America) on this day in history.  

1860  Johan Nathan, murderer, hanged on October - 31.  

1863  On October - 31 the Maori Wars resumed as British forces in New Zealand led by General Duncan Cameron began their Invasion of the Waikato.  

1863  Louis Ludwig Blenker, German/US brig-general (Union), dies at 51 on this day in history.  

1864  Nevada admitted as 36th state on this day in history.  

1865  William Parson, 3rd Earl of Rosse & maker of large telescopes, dies on this day in history.  

1868  On this day in history standard uniform approved for postal carriers  

1870  On October - 31 mihaly Mosonyi, composer, dies at 55  

1871  Founding of Netherland Protestant Union in Dokkum on October - 31.  

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Famous Birthdays In October - 31

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1291  Philippe de Vitry, French composer/poet was born on October - 31.  

1345  Ferdinand I, the wise one, king of Portugal (built navy) was born on October - 31.  

1424  On this day in history birth of wladyslaw III Warnenczyk, king of Poland/Hungary  

1538  On October - 31 birth of caesar Baronius, Italian cardinal and historian (d. 1607)  

1541  On this day in history birth of hendrik van Kinschot, Dutch lawyer  

1599  On October - 31 birth of denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles, English statesman and writer (d. 1680)  

1620  John Evelyn, British diarist (Life of Mrs Godolphin) was born on this day in history.  

1622  On October - 31 birth of pierre Paul Puget, French artist (d. 1694)  

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Famous Deaths In October - 31

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1147  Death of Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester, English politician (bc. 1090) on this day in history.  

1448  On this day in history johannes VIII Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantine, dies  

1517  Death of Fra Bartolommeo, Italian artist (b. 1472) on October - 31.  

1556  On this day in history john Sleidanus, German humanist/historian (Commentary), dies at 50  

1634  Erasmus Widmann, composer, dies at 62 on October - 31.  

1641  On October - 31 cornelis C Jol, [Houtebeen], adm (South-America), dies at about 41  

1654  On this day in history francisco Correa de Arauxo, composer, dies  

1659  On this day in history death of john Bradshaw, English judge (b. 1602)  

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