Historical Events In October - 31
Wednesday, 08 July 2020
0802 On this day in history empress Irene of Byzantium driven out
0834 1st All Hallows Eve (Halloween) observed to honor the saints on this day in history.
1147 On October - 31 robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester, English politician (bc. 1090)
1291 On October - 31 philippe de Vitry, French composer/poet
1345 On October - 31 ferdinand I, the wise one, king of Portugal (built navy)
1424 Wladyslaw III Warnenczyk, king of Poland/Hungary on October - 31.
1448 Johannes VIII Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantine, dies on October - 31.
1485 Coronation of British king Henry VII on October - 31.
1517 On October - 31 luther posts 95 theses on Wittenberg church-Protestant Reformation
1541 Michelangelo Buonarroti's paints "last judgement" in 16th Chapel on this day in history.
1541 On this day in history hendrik van Kinschot, Dutch lawyer
1552 Emperor Karel & Markgraaf Albecht strike siege for Metz on this day in history.
1556 On this day in history john Sleidanus, German humanist/historian (Commentary), dies at 50
1587 On October - 31 leiden University Library opens its doors after its founding in 1575.
1596 English/French/Dutch delegates sign anti-Spanish "Drievoudig Covenant" on this day in history.
1617 On this day in history laurens Reael resigns as governor-general of East-Indies
1620 On October - 31 john Evelyn, British diarist (Life of Mrs Godolphin)
1632 On October - 31 the birth of Jan Vermeer, Dutch painter
1632 On October - 31 jan Vermeer, Holland, painter (Procuress, Astronomer)
1634 On this day in history erasmus Widmann, composer, dies at 62
1638 Meindert Hobbema, Amsterdams landscape painter, baptised on this day in history.
1641 Cornelis C Jol, [Houtebeen], adm (South-America), dies at about 41 on October - 31.
1654 On this day in history francisco Correa de Arauxo, composer, dies
1661 Mehmed Koprulu, Albanian great vizier of Turkey, dies on this day in history.
1664 On October - 31 willem Frederik of Nassau-Dietz, viceroy of Friesland, dies at 51
1705 Clemens XIV, [Giovanni Ganganelli], Pope (1769-74) on October - 31.
1723 Cosimo III de' Medici, monarch of Florence (1670-1723), dies at 81 on October - 31.
1740 William Paca, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence) on October - 31.
1744 Leonardo Ortensio Salvatore de Leo, composer, dies at 50 on this day in history.
1750 Leonor de Almeida marquesa de Alorna, Portuguese poet on October - 31.
1755 Jean Louis van Aelbroeck, Flemish agronomist on October - 31.
1757 Ignaz Spangler, composer on this day in history.
1759 Earthquake in Safed Palestine kills hundred on this day in history.
1761 On this day in history rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck, Dutch patriot/earl/Grand Pensionary