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Historical Events Happened In October - 31

Saturday, 01 August 2015

1765  Duke of Cumberland, English politician/uncle of George III, dies on October - 31.  

1768  Francesco Maria Veracini, Italian opera composer, dies at 78 on this day in history.  

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

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 October - 31.  

1795  The birth of John Keats, English poet; works include 'Ode to a Nightingale' on October - 31.  

1795  On this day in history john Keats, London, England, romantic poet (Ode to a Grecian Urn)  

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

1808  Holland Brigade battle at Durango, Spain on this day in history.  

1815  On October - 31 sir Humphrey Davy of London patents miner's safety lamp  

1815  On this day in history karl Weierstrass, Germany, mathematician (theory of functions)  

1815  Daniel Belknap, composer, dies at 44 on October - 31.  

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  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  Collision of river boat Monmouth & Trement on Miss; 300 die on this day in history.  

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

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

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  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 October - 31 louis Ludwig Blenker, German/US brig-general (Union), dies at 51  

1864  Nevada admitted as 36th state on this day in history.  

1865  William Parson, 3rd Earl of Rosse & maker of large telescopes, dies on October - 31.  

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

1870  Mihaly Mosonyi, composer, dies at 55 on October - 31.  

1871  Founding of Netherland Protestant Union in Dokkum on October - 31.  

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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 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 this day in history.  

1541  On October - 31 birth of hendrik van Kinschot, Dutch lawyer  

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  Pierre Paul Puget, French artist (d. 1694) was born on October - 31.  

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  On this day in history 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 October - 31.  

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  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.  

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