Historical Events In July - 31
Thursday, 24 September 2020
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 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 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 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 Egyptian Mamelukken occupies Akko, crusaders driven out of Palestine on July - 31.
1358 Etienne Marcel, French textile merchant/reformer/Boer leader, dies on July - 31.
1396 Philips, the Good, Duke of Burgundy//Brabant/Limburg/count on July - 31.
1423 Hundred Years' War: Battle of Cravant on this day in history.
1443 On this day in history albrecht III of Saxon-Meisen, duke of Saxon
1451 Jacques Cœur is arrested by order of Charles VII of France on this day in history.
1498 On this day in history christopher Columbus discovers island of Trinidad
1527 On July - 31 maximilian II, German King/Emperor (1564-76)
1550 On July - 31 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 this day in history.
1578 On July - 31 catharina Belgica of Nassau, daughter of Willem of Orange
1588 English fleet beats Spanish Armada on this day in history.
1597 On July - 31 sebastian Stosskopf, Elzassisch painter, baptized
1620 Pilgrim Fathers depart (through England) to America on this day in history.
1629 On July - 31 johann Jakob Lowe von Eisenach, composer
1648 On July - 31 benedictus J van Haeften, poet (Regia thru Crucis), dies at about 60
1653 Fronde-leaders surrender in Bordeaux on this day in history.
1654 Jacob Hop, Dutch politician/diplomat on this day in history.
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 this day in history aurangzeb appoints himself Mongol emperor
1664 Pierre Corneille's "Othon," premieres in Paris on this day in history.
1667 Peace of Breda: 2nd English war-Suriname vs New-Netherlands ends on July - 31.
1693 Willem Calf, Rotterdams still life painter, dies at 73 on this day in history.
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 July - 31.
1704 Gabriel Cramer, Swiss mathematician (paradox of Cramer) on this day in history.
1718 On July - 31 battle at Cape Passaro: English fleet destroys Spanish