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Historical Events Happened In October - 31

Sunday, 26 October 2014

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  George F Kersting, German painter on October - 31.  

1791  Ferdinand Huber, composer on October - 31.  

1793  Execution of the Girondins at Paris, during the Reign of Terror on October - 31.  

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

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

1794  On October - 31 john Dalton 1st lecture to Manchester Literary/Philosophical Society  

1795  The birth of John Keats, English poet; works include 'Ode to a Nightingale' on October - 31.  

1795  John Keats, London, England, romantic poet (Ode to a Grecian Urn) on October - 31.  

1806  On October - 31 sophie Mereau, writer, dies at 36  

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

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  Daniel Belknap, composer, dies at 44 on October - 31.  

1825  Raleigh Edward Colston, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896 on October - 31.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

1847  On this day in history galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist (2-fasenmotor)  

1851  Peter II Petrovic Njegos, bishop of Montenegro (1830-51), dies at 37 on October - 31.  

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 October - 31.  

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

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  On October - 31 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 October - 31.  

1868  Standard uniform approved for postal carriers on this day in history.  

1870  On this day in history mihaly Mosonyi, composer, dies at 55  

1871  Founding of Netherland Protestant Union in Dokkum on this day in history.  

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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 this day in history.  

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

1538  On October - 31 birth of caesar Baronius, Italian cardinal and historian (d. 1607)  

1541  Hendrik van Kinschot, Dutch lawyer was born on this day in history.  

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  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  On this day in history death of robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester, English politician (bc. 1090)  

1448  Johannes VIII Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantine, dies on October - 31.  

1517  On this day in history death of fra Bartolommeo, Italian artist (b. 1472)  

1556  John Sleidanus, German humanist/historian (Commentary), dies at 50 on October - 31.  

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

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.