Historical Events In July - 31
Sunday, 05 April 2020
0432 St Sixtus III begins his reign as Catholic Pope on July - 31.
0768 [Philip] begins & ends his reign as Catholic Pope on this day in history.
0781 On July - 31 the oldest recorded eruption of Mt. Fuji (Traditional Japanese date: July 6, 781).
0904 On July - 31 thessalonica is stormed by the Saracen corsair Leo of Tripoli, who plunders the town and carries off some 20,000 inhabitants as slaves
0904 On July - 31 saraceens hijacker Leo van Tripoli occupies & plunders Thessalonica
1099 El Cid dies in July at age 59 after being defeated by the Almoravids at Cuenca His widow will hold Valencia against the Moors until 1102 on July - 31.
1108 France's Philip I dies at the end of July at age 56 after a reign of nearly 48 years on July - 31.
1291 On this day in history egyptian Mamelukken occupies Akko, crusaders driven out of Palestine
1358 Etienne Marcel, French textile merchant/reformer/Boer leader, dies on this day in history.
1396 On this day in history philips, the Good, Duke of Burgundy//Brabant/Limburg/count
1423 Hundred Years' War: Battle of Cravant on this day in history.
1443 On July - 31 albrecht III of Saxon-Meisen, duke of Saxon
1451 On July - 31 jacques CÅ“ur is arrested by order of Charles VII of France.
1498 Christopher Columbus discovers island of Trinidad on this day in history.
1527 On this day in history maximilian II, German King/Emperor (1564-76)
1550 Jakob Handl, [Petelin], Austrian composer/bandmaster on this day in history.
1556 On July - 31 ignatius Loyola, Spanish founder (Jesuit), dies at about 65
1566 On July - 31 bartholome de Casas, Spanish historian/bishop of Chiapa, dies at 92
1578 On this day in history catharina Belgica of Nassau, daughter of Willem of Orange
1588 On July - 31 english fleet beats Spanish Armada
1597 Sebastian Stosskopf, Elzassisch painter, baptized on July - 31.
1620 On July - 31 pilgrim Fathers depart (through England) to America
1629 Johann Jakob Lowe von Eisenach, composer on July - 31.
1648 Benedictus J van Haeften, poet (Regia thru Crucis), dies at about 60 on July - 31.
1653 On this day in history fronde-leaders surrender in Bordeaux
1654 On this day in history jacob Hop, Dutch politician/diplomat
1655 On July - 31 russo-Polish War (1654-1667): the Russian army enters the capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Vilnius, which it holds for six years.
1658 Aurangzeb appoints himself Mongol emperor on this day in history.
1664 Pierre Corneille's "Othon," premieres in Paris on July - 31.
1667 Peace of Breda: 2nd English war-Suriname vs New-Netherlands ends on this day in history.
1693 On July - 31 willem Calf, Rotterdams still life painter, dies at 73
1703 Daniel Defoe is placed in a pillory for the crime of seditious libel after publishing a politically satirical pamphlet, but is pelted with flowers on this day in history.
1704 On July - 31 gabriel Cramer, Swiss mathematician (paradox of Cramer)
1718 On this day in history battle at Cape Passaro: English fleet destroys Spanish