Historical Events In October - 31
Tuesday, 22 September 2020
0802 On October - 31 empress Irene of Byzantium driven out
0834 1st All Hallows Eve (Halloween) observed to honor the saints on this day in history.
1147 Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester, English politician (bc. 1090) on this day in history.
1291 Philippe de Vitry, French composer/poet on this day in history.
1345 Ferdinand I, the wise one, king of Portugal (built navy) on this day in history.
1424 Wladyslaw III Warnenczyk, king of Poland/Hungary on October - 31.
1448 Johannes VIII Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantine, dies on this day in history.
1485 On October - 31 coronation of British king Henry VII
1517 Luther posts 95 theses on Wittenberg church-Protestant Reformation on October - 31.
1541 On this day in history michelangelo Buonarroti's paints "last judgement" in 16th Chapel
1541 On October - 31 hendrik van Kinschot, Dutch lawyer
1552 Emperor Karel & Markgraaf Albecht strike siege for Metz on this day in history.
1556 On October - 31 john Sleidanus, German humanist/historian (Commentary), dies at 50
1587 On this day in history 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 Laurens Reael resigns as governor-general of East-Indies on October - 31.
1620 On October - 31 john Evelyn, British diarist (Life of Mrs Godolphin)
1632 The birth of Jan Vermeer, Dutch painter on this day in history.
1632 On this day in history jan Vermeer, Holland, painter (Procuress, Astronomer)
1634 On October - 31 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 this day in history.
1654 Francisco Correa de Arauxo, composer, dies on October - 31.
1661 On October - 31 mehmed Koprulu, Albanian great vizier of Turkey, dies
1664 On this day in history willem Frederik of Nassau-Dietz, viceroy of Friesland, dies at 51
1705 Clemens XIV, [Giovanni Ganganelli], Pope (1769-74) on this day in history.
1723 On this day in history cosimo III de' Medici, monarch of Florence (1670-1723), dies at 81
1740 William Paca, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence) on October - 31.
1744 On October - 31 leonardo Ortensio Salvatore de Leo, composer, dies at 50
1750 On October - 31 leonor de Almeida marquesa de Alorna, Portuguese poet
1755 On this day in history jean Louis van Aelbroeck, Flemish agronomist
1757 Ignaz Spangler, composer on this day in history.
1759 On October - 31 earthquake in Safed Palestine kills hundred
1761 On this day in history rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck, Dutch patriot/earl/Grand Pensionary