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Historical Events Happened In October - 31

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

1765  On October - 31 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 October - 31 george F Kersting, German painter  

1791  Ferdinand Huber, composer on October - 31.  

1793  On this day in history 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  Pierre V Vergniaud, French politician/police leader, guillotined at 40 on October - 31.  

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

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

1808  Holland Brigade battle at Durango, Spain on October - 31.  

1815  On October - 31 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 October - 31 raleigh Edward Colston, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896  

1826  On October - 31 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  On October - 31 adelbert Ames, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1933  

1837  On October - 31 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  Mary E W Freeman, US writer (Revolt of Mother) on October - 31.  

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 October - 31.  

1860  Johan Nathan, murderer, hanged on this day in history.  

1863  The Maori Wars resumed as British forces in New Zealand led by General Duncan Cameron began their Invasion of the Waikato on October - 31.  

1863  On this day in history louis Ludwig Blenker, German/US brig-general (Union), dies at 51  

1864  Nevada admitted as 36th state on October - 31.  

1865  William Parson, 3rd Earl of Rosse & maker of large telescopes, dies on this day in history.  

1868  On October - 31 standard uniform approved for postal carriers  

1870  Mihaly Mosonyi, composer, dies at 55 on October - 31.  

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

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  On October - 31 birth of john Evelyn, British diarist (Life of Mrs Godolphin)  

1622  On October - 31 birth of pierre Paul Puget, French artist (d. 1694)  

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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 October - 31.  

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  On this day in history erasmus Widmann, composer, dies at 62  

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

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

1659  Death of John Bradshaw, English judge (b. 1602) on this day in history.  

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