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Historical Events Happened In October - 31

Sunday, 29 May 2016

1765  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1791  Ferdinand Huber, composer on October - 31.  

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

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

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

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  John Keats, London, England, romantic poet (Ode to a Grecian Urn) on October - 31.  

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

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

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

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

1826  On this day in history hugh Boyle Ewing, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1905  

1831  On this day in history daniel Butterfield, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1901  

1835  Adelbert Ames, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1933 on this day in history.  

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

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

1847  On October - 31 galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist (2-fasenmotor)  

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

1852  On October - 31 mary E W Freeman, US writer (Revolt of Mother)  

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

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

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 October - 31.  

1864  On October - 31 nevada admitted as 36th state  

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

1868  On this day in history standard uniform approved for postal carriers  

1870  On this day in history mihaly Mosonyi, composer, dies at 55  

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 this day in history.  

1345  Ferdinand I, the wise one, king of Portugal (built navy) was born on October - 31.  

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

1538  Caesar Baronius, Italian cardinal and historian (d. 1607) was born on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history death of robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester, English politician (bc. 1090)  

1448  On October - 31 johannes VIII Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantine, dies  

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

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