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Historical Events For October - 31

Monday, 29 May 2017

1765  On this day in history duke of Cumberland, English politician/uncle of George III, dies  

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

1785  On October - 31 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 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 this day in history.  

1794  John Dalton 1st lecture to Manchester Literary/Philosophical Society on October - 31.  

1795  On October - 31 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.  

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

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  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  On this day in history 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  On October - 31 daniel Butterfield, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1901  

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 October - 31.  

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

1854  Georg A Erman, German Egyptologist (Grammar of Ancient Egypt) on this day in history.  

1860  Juliette Gordon Low, activist/founder (Girl Scouts of America) on this day in history.  

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

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 October - 31.  

1864  On October - 31 nevada admitted as 36th state  

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 this day in history.  

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  Philippe de Vitry, French composer/poet was born on October - 31.  

1345  Ferdinand I, the wise one, king of Portugal (built navy) was born on October - 31.  

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  On October - 31 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.  

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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 October - 31.  

1448  Johannes VIII Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantine, dies on this day in history.  

1517  On October - 31 death of fra Bartolommeo, Italian artist (b. 1472)  

1556  John Sleidanus, German humanist/historian (Commentary), dies at 50 on this day in history.  

1634  On October - 31 erasmus Widmann, composer, dies at 62  

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

1654  On October - 31 francisco Correa de Arauxo, composer, dies  

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

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