Historical Events In July - 31
Tuesday, 28 March 2023
0432 St Sixtus III begins his reign as Catholic Pope on this day in history.
0768 [Philip] begins & ends his reign as Catholic Pope on July - 31.
0781 On this day in history the oldest recorded eruption of Mt. Fuji (Traditional Japanese date: July 6, 781).
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 this day in history.
0904 On this day in history 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 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 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 On this day in history hundred Years' War: Battle of Cravant
1443 Albrecht III of Saxon-Meisen, duke of Saxon on July - 31.
1451 Jacques Cœur is arrested by order of Charles VII of France on this day in history.
1498 Christopher Columbus discovers island of Trinidad on July - 31.
1527 Maximilian II, German King/Emperor (1564-76) on this day in history.
1550 On this day in history jakob Handl, [Petelin], Austrian composer/bandmaster
1556 Ignatius Loyola, Spanish founder (Jesuit), dies at about 65 on this day in history.
1566 On July - 31 bartholome de Casas, Spanish historian/bishop of Chiapa, dies at 92
1578 Catharina Belgica of Nassau, daughter of Willem of Orange on July - 31.
1588 On July - 31 english fleet beats Spanish Armada
1597 On this day in history sebastian Stosskopf, Elzassisch painter, baptized
1620 Pilgrim Fathers depart (through England) to America on July - 31.
1629 Johann Jakob Lowe von Eisenach, composer on July - 31.
1648 On this day in history benedictus J van Haeften, poet (Regia thru Crucis), dies at about 60
1653 Fronde-leaders surrender in Bordeaux on July - 31.
1654 On this day in history jacob Hop, Dutch politician/diplomat
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 July - 31.
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 July - 31.
1693 On July - 31 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 Gabriel Cramer, Swiss mathematician (paradox of Cramer) on this day in history.
1718 On this day in history battle at Cape Passaro: English fleet destroys Spanish
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