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Historical Events Happened In October - 31

Thursday, 18 September 2014

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

1768  On this day in history francesco Maria Veracini, Italian opera composer, dies at 78  

1785  On this day in history george F Kersting, German painter  

1791  Ferdinand Huber, composer on this day in history.  

1793  On October - 31 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  On October - 31 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  On this day in history john Keats, London, England, romantic poet (Ode to a Grecian Urn)  

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

1808  On this day in history 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  Daniel Belknap, composer, dies at 44 on this day in history.  

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

1826  Hugh Boyle Ewing, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1905 on October - 31.  

1831  Daniel Butterfield, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1901 on this day in history.  

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 October - 31.  

1846  Donner party, unable to cross the Donner Pass, construct a winter camp on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

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  On October - 31 louis Ludwig Blenker, German/US brig-general (Union), dies at 51  

1864  On October - 31 nevada admitted as 36th state  

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

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

1870  On October - 31 mihaly Mosonyi, composer, dies at 55  

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 October - 31 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  On October - 31 birth of wladyslaw III Warnenczyk, king of Poland/Hungary  

1538  Caesar Baronius, Italian cardinal and historian (d. 1607) was born on this day in history.  

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

1599  Denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles, English statesman and writer (d. 1680) was born on this day in history.  

1620  John Evelyn, British diarist (Life of Mrs Godolphin) was born on October - 31.  

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  Death of Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester, English politician (bc. 1090) on October - 31.  

1448  On this day in history johannes VIII Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantine, dies  

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

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

1634  Erasmus Widmann, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

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)