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Historical Events Happened In October - 31

Thursday, 28 May 2015

1765  On October - 31 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  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  John Dalton 1st lecture to Manchester Literary/Philosophical Society on October - 31.  

1795  On October - 31 the birth of John Keats, English poet; works include 'Ode to a Nightingale'  

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

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

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

1815  Sir Humphrey Davy of London patents miner's safety lamp on October - 31.  

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

1815  Daniel Belknap, composer, dies at 44 on this day in history.  

1825  On this day in history raleigh Edward Colston, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896  

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 this day in history.  

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  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 this day in history.  

1851  Peter II Petrovic Njegos, bishop of Montenegro (1830-51), dies at 37 on October - 31.  

1852  Mary E W Freeman, US writer (Revolt of Mother) on October - 31.  

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  On October - 31 johan Nathan, murderer, hanged  

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  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  On this day in history standard uniform approved for postal carriers  

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  On this day in history birth of ferdinand I, the wise one, king of Portugal (built navy)  

1424  Wladyslaw III Warnenczyk, king of Poland/Hungary was born on October - 31.  

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

1541  On October - 31 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 October - 31 birth of john Evelyn, British diarist (Life of Mrs Godolphin)  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

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 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 this day in history.