Historical Events In July - 31
Wednesday, 08 July 2020
0432 On July - 31 st Sixtus III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
0768 [Philip] begins & ends his reign as Catholic Pope on this day in history.
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 Saraceens hijacker Leo van Tripoli occupies & plunders Thessalonica on this day in history.
1099 On July - 31 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
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 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 July - 31.
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 CÅ“ur is arrested by order of Charles VII of France on this day in history.
1498 Christopher Columbus discovers island of Trinidad on this day in history.
1527 Maximilian II, German King/Emperor (1564-76) on this day in history.
1550 Jakob Handl, [Petelin], Austrian composer/bandmaster on July - 31.
1556 Ignatius Loyola, Spanish founder (Jesuit), dies at about 65 on this day in history.
1566 Bartholome de Casas, Spanish historian/bishop of Chiapa, dies at 92 on this day in history.
1578 On this day in history catharina Belgica of Nassau, daughter of Willem of Orange
1588 On this day in history english fleet beats Spanish Armada
1597 Sebastian Stosskopf, Elzassisch painter, baptized on this day in history.
1620 On July - 31 pilgrim Fathers depart (through England) to America
1629 Johann Jakob Lowe von Eisenach, composer on this day in history.
1648 On this day in history 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 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 Aurangzeb appoints himself Mongol emperor on July - 31.
1664 On this day in history 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 July - 31 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 On July - 31 gabriel Cramer, Swiss mathematician (paradox of Cramer)
1718 Battle at Cape Passaro: English fleet destroys Spanish on July - 31.