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Historical Events Happened In October - 31

Thursday, 24 July 2014

1765  On this day in history duke of Cumberland, English politician/uncle of George III, dies  

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

1785  On this day in history george F Kersting, German painter  

1791  Ferdinand Huber, composer on this day in history.  

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

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

1793  Pierre V Vergniaud, French politician/police leader, guillotined at 40 on this day in history.  

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

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

1795  On this day in history 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 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  On this day in history daniel Belknap, composer, dies at 44  

1825  Raleigh Edward Colston, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896 on this day in history.  

1826  Hugh Boyle Ewing, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1905 on this day in history.  

1831  Daniel Butterfield, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1901 on this day in history.  

1835  On this day in history adelbert Ames, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1933  

1837  On this day in history 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  On this day in history 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  Mary E W Freeman, US writer (Revolt of Mother) on this day in history.  

1854  Georg A Erman, German Egyptologist (Grammar of Ancient Egypt) on this day in history.  

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

1860  Johan Nathan, murderer, hanged on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1864  On this day in history nevada admitted as 36th state  

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 this day in history.  

1870  Mihaly Mosonyi, composer, dies at 55 on this day in history.  

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

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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 this day in history.  

1345  Ferdinand I, the wise one, king of Portugal (built navy) was born on this day in history.  

1424  Wladyslaw III Warnenczyk, king of Poland/Hungary was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1620  On this day in history birth of john Evelyn, British diarist (Life of Mrs Godolphin)  

1622  On this day in history birth of pierre Paul Puget, French artist (d. 1694)  

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  Johannes VIII Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantine, dies on this day in history.  

1517  On this day in history death of fra Bartolommeo, Italian artist (b. 1472)  

1556  John Sleidanus, German humanist/historian (Commentary), dies at 50 on this day in history.  

1634  Erasmus Widmann, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

1641  On this day in history 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.