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Historical Events For October - 31

Monday, 24 April 2017

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 October - 31 george F Kersting, German painter  

1791  On October - 31 ferdinand Huber, composer  

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

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

1793  Pierre V Vergniaud, French politician/police leader, guillotined at 40 on this day in history.  

1794  On October - 31 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  On this day in history john Keats, London, England, romantic poet (Ode to a Grecian Urn)  

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

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

1815  Sir Humphrey Davy of London patents miner's safety lamp on this day in history.  

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

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

1825  On October - 31 raleigh Edward Colston, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896  

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

1831  Daniel Butterfield, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1901 on October - 31.  

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 October - 31.  

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 October - 31.  

1851  On October - 31 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  On this day in history georg A Erman, German Egyptologist (Grammar of Ancient Egypt)  

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

1860  Johan Nathan, murderer, hanged on October - 31.  

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

1865  On October - 31 william Parson, 3rd Earl of Rosse & maker of large telescopes, dies  

1868  On October - 31 standard uniform approved for postal carriers  

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

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 October - 31.  

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

1424  Wladyslaw III Warnenczyk, king of Poland/Hungary was born on this day in history.  

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

1620  John Evelyn, British diarist (Life of Mrs Godolphin) was born on this day in history.  

1622  Pierre Paul Puget, French artist (d. 1694) was born on October - 31.  

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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  Johannes VIII Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantine, dies on this day in history.  

1517  Death of Fra Bartolommeo, Italian artist (b. 1472) on October - 31.  

1556  On October - 31 john Sleidanus, German humanist/historian (Commentary), dies at 50  

1634  Erasmus Widmann, composer, dies at 62 on October - 31.  

1641  On October - 31 cornelis C Jol, [Houtebeen], adm (South-America), dies at about 41  

1654  Francisco Correa de Arauxo, composer, dies on October - 31.  

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

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