1569 Djehangir/Jahangir, great mogol of India was born on August - 31.
1602 Amalia, countess of Solms-Braunfels, wife of Gov Frederik Hendrik was born on this day in history.
1663 On this day in history birth of guillaume Amontons, French physicist
1696 Johann Paul Kunzen, composer was born on this day in history.
1721 On August - 31 birth of george Hervey, 2nd Earl of Bristol, British statesman (d. 1775)
1741 Johann Paul Aegidius Martini, composer was born on August - 31.
1741 On this day in history birth of husein Gradaščević, Bosniak general (d. 1834)
1748 On this day in history birth of jean-Etienne Despreaux, composer
0651 On this day in history death of saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, Irish bishop and missionary
0683 Death of Pacal II ruler of the Maya polity of Palenque on this day in history.
1056 Death of Theodora, Byzantine Empress (b. 981) on this day in history.
1057 Leofric, count of Mercia/husband of Lady Godiva, dies on August - 31.
1158 On this day in history sancho III, King of Castile, dies
1218 On August - 31 al-Malik ab-Adil/Saphadin/Saif al-Din), brother of Saladin, dies
1234 On August - 31 death of emperor Go-Horikawa of Japan (b. 1212)
1372 Death of Ralph Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford, English soldier (b. 1301) on August - 31.