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Historical Events Happened In October - 31

Wednesday, 01 October 2014

1765  Duke of Cumberland, English politician/uncle of George III, dies on this day in history.  

1768  On October - 31 francesco Maria Veracini, Italian opera composer, dies at 78  

1785  On October - 31 george F Kersting, German painter  

1791  Ferdinand Huber, composer on October - 31.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1795  The birth of John Keats, English poet; works include 'Ode to a Nightingale' on this day in history.  

1795  John Keats, London, England, romantic poet (Ode to a Grecian Urn) on this day in history.  

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

1808  On October - 31 holland Brigade battle at Durango, Spain  

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

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

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

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 October - 31 daniel Butterfield, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1901  

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  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 this day in history.  

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

1854  On this day in history 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 this day in history johan Nathan, murderer, hanged  

1863  On this day in history 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  Nevada admitted as 36th state on October - 31.  

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

1871  On October - 31 founding of Netherland Protestant Union in Dokkum  

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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  On October - 31 birth of ferdinand I, the wise one, king of Portugal (built navy)  

1424  On October - 31 birth of wladyslaw III Warnenczyk, king of Poland/Hungary  

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

1541  On this day in history birth of hendrik van Kinschot, Dutch lawyer  

1599  Denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles, English statesman and writer (d. 1680) was born on October - 31.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1556  John Sleidanus, German humanist/historian (Commentary), dies at 50 on October - 31.  

1634  Erasmus Widmann, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

1641  Cornelis C Jol, [Houtebeen], adm (South-America), dies at about 41 on October - 31.  

1654  Francisco Correa de Arauxo, composer, dies on this day in history.  

1659  On October - 31 death of john Bradshaw, English judge (b. 1602)