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Historical Events Happened In October - 31

Thursday, 05 May 2016

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

1768  Francesco Maria Veracini, Italian opera composer, dies at 78 on this day in history.  

1785  George F Kersting, German painter on this day in history.  

1791  Ferdinand Huber, composer on this day in history.  

1793  Execution of the Girondins at Paris, during the Reign of Terror on this day in history.  

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 October - 31 john Dalton 1st lecture to Manchester Literary/Philosophical Society  

1795  The birth of John Keats, English poet; works include 'Ode to a Nightingale' on this day in history.  

1795  On October - 31 john Keats, London, England, romantic poet (Ode to a Grecian Urn)  

1806  On this day in history sophie Mereau, writer, dies at 36  

1808  Holland Brigade battle at Durango, Spain on this day in history.  

1815  On October - 31 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 this day in history.  

1825  Raleigh Edward Colston, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896 on October - 31.  

1826  Hugh Boyle Ewing, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1905 on October - 31.  

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

1835  Adelbert Ames, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1933 on October - 31.  

1837  On October - 31 collision of river boat Monmouth & Trement on Miss; 300 die  

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

1847  Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist (2-fasenmotor) on this day in history.  

1851  On October - 31 peter II Petrovic Njegos, bishop of Montenegro (1830-51), dies at 37  

1852  Mary E W Freeman, US writer (Revolt of Mother) on this day in history.  

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

1860  On October - 31 juliette Gordon Low, activist/founder (Girl Scouts of America)  

1860  On this day in history johan Nathan, murderer, hanged  

1863  On this day in history 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 October - 31.  

1864  Nevada admitted as 36th state on October - 31.  

1865  On this day in history william Parson, 3rd Earl of Rosse & maker of large telescopes, dies  

1868  Standard uniform approved for postal carriers on October - 31.  

1870  Mihaly Mosonyi, composer, dies at 55 on October - 31.  

1871  Founding of Netherland Protestant Union in Dokkum on this day in history.  

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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 this day in history.  

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

1538  On this day in history birth of caesar Baronius, Italian cardinal and historian (d. 1607)  

1541  Hendrik van Kinschot, Dutch lawyer was born on October - 31.  

1599  Denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles, English statesman and writer (d. 1680) was born on this day in history.  

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)  

Famous Deaths In October - 31

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1147  On October - 31 death of robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester, English politician (bc. 1090)  

1448  Johannes VIII Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantine, dies on October - 31.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1654  Francisco Correa de Arauxo, composer, dies on this day in history.  

1659  Death of John Bradshaw, English judge (b. 1602) on this day in history.  

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