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Historical Events Happened In October - 31

Thursday, 29 September 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 October - 31.  

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

1791  On October - 31 ferdinand Huber, composer  

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

1793  On October - 31 execution of Girondins at Paris, during Reign of Terror  

1793  Pierre V Vergniaud, French politician/police leader, guillotined at 40 on October - 31.  

1794  On October - 31 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)  

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1806  Sophie Mereau, writer, dies at 36 on this day in history.  

1808  On this day in history holland Brigade battle at Durango, Spain  

1815  Sir Humphrey Davy of London patents miner's safety lamp on this day in history.  

1815  Karl Weierstrass, Germany, mathematician (theory of functions) on October - 31.  

1815  On October - 31 daniel Belknap, composer, dies at 44  

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  On this day in history daniel Butterfield, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1901  

1835  On this day in history 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  On October - 31 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  On this day in history peter II Petrovic Njegos, bishop of Montenegro (1830-51), dies at 37  

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

1854  Georg A Erman, German Egyptologist (Grammar of Ancient Egypt) on October - 31.  

1860  On this day in history juliette Gordon Low, activist/founder (Girl Scouts of America)  

1860  On October - 31 johan Nathan, murderer, hanged  

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

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 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 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 this day in history.  

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

1538  Caesar Baronius, Italian cardinal and historian (d. 1607) was born on October - 31.  

1541  Hendrik van Kinschot, Dutch lawyer was born on this day in history.  

1599  On this day in history 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 October - 31.  

1622  Pierre Paul Puget, French artist (d. 1694) was born on this day in history.  

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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  On October - 31 johannes VIII Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantine, dies  

1517  Death of Fra Bartolommeo, Italian artist (b. 1472) on this day in history.  

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

1634  On this day in history erasmus Widmann, composer, dies at 62  

1641  On this day in history 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 October - 31 death of john Bradshaw, English judge (b. 1602)  

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