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Historical Events Happened In October - 31

Friday, 30 January 2015

1765  On October - 31 duke of Cumberland, English politician/uncle of George III, dies  

1768  Francesco Maria Veracini, Italian opera composer, dies at 78 on October - 31.  

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

1791  Ferdinand Huber, composer on this day in history.  

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

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

1793  On October - 31 pierre V Vergniaud, French politician/police leader, guillotined at 40  

1794  John Dalton 1st lecture to Manchester Literary/Philosophical Society on this day in history.  

1795  On October - 31 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  Sophie Mereau, writer, dies at 36 on October - 31.  

1808  Holland Brigade battle at Durango, Spain on October - 31.  

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

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

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 October - 31.  

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

1837  Collision of river boat Monmouth & Trement on Miss; 300 die on October - 31.  

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

1847  Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist (2-fasenmotor) on October - 31.  

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  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 October - 31.  

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

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  On this day in history louis Ludwig Blenker, German/US brig-general (Union), dies at 51  

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

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

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

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  On October - 31 birth of philippe de Vitry, French composer/poet  

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

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 October - 31.  

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 this day in history.  

1556  On October - 31 john Sleidanus, German humanist/historian (Commentary), dies at 50  

1634  On October - 31 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 October - 31 francisco Correa de Arauxo, composer, dies  

1659  Death of John Bradshaw, English judge (b. 1602) on October - 31.