Historical Events In July - 31
Friday, 22 September 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 this day in history.
0781 The oldest recorded eruption of Mt. Fuji (Traditional Japanese date: July 6, 781) on this day in history.
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 On this day in history france's Philip I dies at the end of July at age 56 after a reign of nearly 48 years
1291 Egyptian Mamelukken occupies Akko, crusaders driven out of Palestine on July - 31.
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 Hundred Years' War: Battle of Cravant on this day in history.
1443 On July - 31 albrecht III of Saxon-Meisen, duke of Saxon
1451 Jacques CÅ“ur is arrested by order of Charles VII of France on July - 31.
1498 Christopher Columbus discovers island of Trinidad on July - 31.
1527 Maximilian II, German King/Emperor (1564-76) on July - 31.
1550 On July - 31 jakob Handl, [Petelin], Austrian composer/bandmaster
1556 On July - 31 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 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 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 July - 31 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 On July - 31 aurangzeb appoints himself Mongol emperor
1664 Pierre Corneille's "Othon," premieres in Paris on this day in history.
1667 On July - 31 peace of Breda: 2nd English war-Suriname vs New-Netherlands ends
1693 Willem Calf, Rotterdams still life painter, dies at 73 on July - 31.
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 Battle at Cape Passaro: English fleet destroys Spanish on July - 31.