Historical Events In October - 31
Friday, 27 November 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 October - 31.
1147 On this day in history 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 On this day in history johannes VIII Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantine, dies
1485 Coronation of British king Henry VII on October - 31.
1517 Luther posts 95 theses on Wittenberg church-Protestant Reformation on this day in history.
1541 Michelangelo Buonarroti's paints "last judgement" in 16th Chapel on this day in history.
1541 Hendrik van Kinschot, Dutch lawyer on this day in history.
1552 On this day in history emperor Karel & Markgraaf Albecht strike siege for Metz
1556 On October - 31 john Sleidanus, German humanist/historian (Commentary), dies at 50
1587 Leiden University Library opens its doors after its founding in 1575 on October - 31.
1596 On October - 31 english/French/Dutch delegates sign anti-Spanish "Drievoudig Covenant"
1617 Laurens Reael resigns as governor-general of East-Indies on October - 31.
1620 On this day in history john Evelyn, British diarist (Life of Mrs Godolphin)
1632 The birth of Jan Vermeer, Dutch painter on October - 31.
1632 On October - 31 jan Vermeer, Holland, painter (Procuress, Astronomer)
1634 Erasmus Widmann, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.
1638 On October - 31 meindert Hobbema, Amsterdams landscape painter, baptised
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 this day in history.
1661 On this day in history mehmed Koprulu, Albanian great vizier of Turkey, dies
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 On this day in history william Paca, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence)
1744 On October - 31 leonardo Ortensio Salvatore de Leo, composer, dies at 50
1750 Leonor de Almeida marquesa de Alorna, Portuguese poet on this day in history.
1755 Jean Louis van Aelbroeck, Flemish agronomist on October - 31.
1757 On this day in history ignaz Spangler, composer
1759 On October - 31 earthquake in Safed Palestine kills hundred
1761 On this day in history rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck, Dutch patriot/earl/Grand Pensionary