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