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Historical Events Happened In October - 31

Friday, 25 April 2014

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

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  On this day in history ferdinand Huber, composer  

1793  Execution of the Girondins at Paris, during the Reign of Terror on this day in history.  

1793  Execution of Girondins at Paris, during Reign of Terror on this day in history.  

1793  On this day in history pierre V Vergniaud, French politician/police leader, guillotined at 40  

1794  On this day in history john Dalton 1st lecture to Manchester Literary/Philosophical Society  

1795  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

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

1815  On this day in history sir Humphrey Davy of London patents miner's safety lamp  

1815  Karl Weierstrass, Germany, mathematician (theory of functions) on this day in history.  

1815  On this day in history daniel Belknap, composer, dies at 44  

1825  Raleigh Edward Colston, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1835  On this day in history adelbert Ames, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1933  

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  Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist (2-fasenmotor) on this day in history.  

1851  On this day in history 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  On this day in history juliette Gordon Low, activist/founder (Girl Scouts of America)  

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  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  On this day in history standard uniform approved for postal carriers  

1870  Mihaly Mosonyi, composer, dies at 55 on this day in history.  

1871  On this day in history founding of Netherland Protestant Union in Dokkum  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1291  Philippe de Vitry, French composer/poet was born on this day in history.  

1345  On this day in history birth of ferdinand I, the wise one, king of Portugal (built navy)  

1424  On this day in history 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  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1622  On this day in history birth of pierre Paul Puget, French artist (d. 1694)  

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  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  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.