1569 On this day in history birth of djehangir/Jahangir, great mogol of India
1602 Amalia, countess of Solms-Braunfels, wife of Gov Frederik Hendrik was born on August - 31.
1663 Guillaume Amontons, French physicist was born on August - 31.
1696 Johann Paul Kunzen, composer was born on this day in history.
1721 On this day in history birth of george Hervey, 2nd Earl of Bristol, British statesman (d. 1775)
1741 Johann Paul Aegidius Martini, composer was born on this day in history.
1741 Husein Gradaščević, Bosniak general (d. 1834) was born on August - 31.
1748 On August - 31 birth of jean-Etienne Despreaux, composer
0651 On August - 31 death of saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, Irish bishop and missionary
0683 On this day in history death of pacal II ruler of the Maya polity of Palenque
1056 On August - 31 death of theodora, Byzantine Empress (b. 981)
1057 On this day in history leofric, count of Mercia/husband of Lady Godiva, dies
1158 On August - 31 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 this day in history.