Historical Events In July - 31
Saturday, 24 August 2019
0432 On this day in history st Sixtus III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
0768 On July - 31 [Philip] begins & ends his reign as Catholic Pope
0781 The oldest recorded eruption of Mt. Fuji (Traditional Japanese date: July 6, 781) on July - 31.
0904 Thessalonica is stormed by the Saracen corsair Leo of Tripoli, who plunders the town and carries off some 20,000 inhabitants as slaves on July - 31.
0904 Saraceens hijacker Leo van Tripoli occupies & plunders Thessalonica on July - 31.
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 this day in history.
1108 France's Philip I dies at the end of July at age 56 after a reign of nearly 48 years on this day in history.
1291 On July - 31 egyptian Mamelukken occupies Akko, crusaders driven out of Palestine
1358 On July - 31 etienne Marcel, French textile merchant/reformer/Boer leader, dies
1396 Philips, the Good, Duke of Burgundy//Brabant/Limburg/count on this day in history.
1423 On July - 31 hundred Years' War: Battle of Cravant
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 On this day in history christopher Columbus discovers island of Trinidad
1527 Maximilian II, German King/Emperor (1564-76) on July - 31.
1550 On this day in history jakob Handl, [Petelin], Austrian composer/bandmaster
1556 On this day in history ignatius Loyola, Spanish founder (Jesuit), dies at about 65
1566 Bartholome de Casas, Spanish historian/bishop of Chiapa, dies at 92 on July - 31.
1578 On this day in history catharina Belgica of Nassau, daughter of Willem of Orange
1588 English fleet beats Spanish Armada on this day in history.
1597 Sebastian Stosskopf, Elzassisch painter, baptized on July - 31.
1620 Pilgrim Fathers depart (through England) to America on this day in history.
1629 On July - 31 johann Jakob Lowe von Eisenach, composer
1648 Benedictus J van Haeften, poet (Regia thru Crucis), dies at about 60 on July - 31.
1653 Fronde-leaders surrender in Bordeaux on July - 31.
1654 Jacob Hop, Dutch politician/diplomat on July - 31.
1655 Russo-Polish War (1654-1667): the Russian army enters the capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Vilnius, which it holds for six years on this day in history.
1658 On this day in history aurangzeb appoints himself Mongol emperor
1664 Pierre Corneille's "Othon," premieres in Paris on July - 31.
1667 Peace of Breda: 2nd English war-Suriname vs New-Netherlands ends on July - 31.
1693 On this day in history willem Calf, Rotterdams still life painter, dies at 73
1703 On July - 31 daniel Defoe is placed in a pillory for the crime of seditious libel after publishing a politically satirical pamphlet, but is pelted with flowers.
1704 On this day in history gabriel Cramer, Swiss mathematician (paradox of Cramer)
1718 On this day in history battle at Cape Passaro: English fleet destroys Spanish