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Historical Events Happened In October - 31

Sunday, 23 November 2014

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 this day in history.  

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

1791  On October - 31 ferdinand Huber, composer  

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

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

1793  On October - 31 pierre V Vergniaud, French politician/police leader, guillotined at 40  

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 this day in history.  

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

1806  Sophie Mereau, writer, dies at 36 on October - 31.  

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

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

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

1815  On October - 31 daniel Belknap, composer, dies at 44  

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 this day in history.  

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 October - 31.  

1837  On this day in history collision of river boat Monmouth & Trement on Miss; 300 die  

1846  On October - 31 donner party, unable to cross the Donner Pass, construct a winter camp  

1847  Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist (2-fasenmotor) on October - 31.  

1851  Peter II Petrovic Njegos, bishop of Montenegro (1830-51), dies at 37 on this day in history.  

1852  On this day in history mary E W Freeman, US writer (Revolt of Mother)  

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

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  The Maori Wars resumed as British forces in New Zealand led by General Duncan Cameron began their Invasion of the Waikato on this day in history.  

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  On October - 31 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 October - 31.  

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  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  On October - 31 birth of caesar Baronius, Italian cardinal and historian (d. 1607)  

1541  Hendrik van Kinschot, Dutch lawyer was born on October - 31.  

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 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 October - 31.  

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 October - 31 cornelis C Jol, [Houtebeen], adm (South-America), dies at about 41  

1654  On this day in history francisco Correa de Arauxo, composer, dies  

1659  On this day in history death of john Bradshaw, English judge (b. 1602)