Historical Events In July - 31
Tuesday, 01 December 2020
0432 St Sixtus III begins his reign as Catholic Pope on this day in history.
0768 On this day in history [Philip] begins & ends his reign as Catholic Pope
0781 The oldest recorded eruption of Mt. Fuji (Traditional Japanese date: July 6, 781) on this day in history.
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 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 July - 31 egyptian Mamelukken occupies Akko, crusaders driven out of Palestine
1358 Etienne Marcel, French textile merchant/reformer/Boer leader, dies on July - 31.
1396 Philips, the Good, Duke of Burgundy//Brabant/Limburg/count on this day in history.
1423 Hundred Years' War: Battle of Cravant on July - 31.
1443 On July - 31 albrecht III of Saxon-Meisen, duke of Saxon
1451 On this day in history jacques Cœur is arrested by order of Charles VII of France.
1498 On July - 31 christopher Columbus discovers island of Trinidad
1527 Maximilian II, German King/Emperor (1564-76) on this day in history.
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 Catharina Belgica of Nassau, daughter of Willem of Orange on this day in history.
1588 English fleet beats Spanish Armada on July - 31.
1597 Sebastian Stosskopf, Elzassisch painter, baptized on July - 31.
1620 On this day in history pilgrim Fathers depart (through England) to America
1629 Johann Jakob Lowe von Eisenach, composer on this day in history.
1648 On July - 31 benedictus J van Haeften, poet (Regia thru Crucis), dies at about 60
1653 On this day in history fronde-leaders surrender in Bordeaux
1654 Jacob Hop, Dutch politician/diplomat on this day in history.
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 July - 31.
1664 On July - 31 pierre Corneille's "Othon," premieres in Paris
1667 On this day in history peace of Breda: 2nd English war-Suriname vs New-Netherlands ends
1693 On this day in history willem Calf, Rotterdams still life painter, dies at 73
1703 On this day in history 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 July - 31.
1718 On this day in history battle at Cape Passaro: English fleet destroys Spanish