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.
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.