Historical Events In October - 31
Thursday, 18 July 2019
0802 Empress Irene of Byzantium driven out on this day in history.
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 Philippe de Vitry, French composer/poet on this day in history.
1345 Ferdinand I, the wise one, king of Portugal (built navy) on October - 31.
1424 On October - 31 wladyslaw III Warnenczyk, king of Poland/Hungary
1448 On October - 31 johannes VIII Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantine, dies
1485 On this day in history coronation of British king Henry VII
1517 Luther posts 95 theses on Wittenberg church-Protestant Reformation on October - 31.
1541 Michelangelo Buonarroti's paints "last judgement" in 16th Chapel on October - 31.
1541 Hendrik van Kinschot, Dutch lawyer on October - 31.
1552 Emperor Karel & Markgraaf Albecht strike siege for Metz on October - 31.
1556 John Sleidanus, German humanist/historian (Commentary), dies at 50 on October - 31.
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 October - 31.
1617 Laurens Reael resigns as governor-general of East-Indies on October - 31.
1620 John Evelyn, British diarist (Life of Mrs Godolphin) on October - 31.
1632 The birth of Jan Vermeer, Dutch painter on October - 31.
1632 Jan Vermeer, Holland, painter (Procuress, Astronomer) on October - 31.
1634 On this day in history erasmus Widmann, composer, dies at 62
1638 On this day in history 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 Mehmed Koprulu, Albanian great vizier of Turkey, dies on October - 31.
1664 Willem Frederik of Nassau-Dietz, viceroy of Friesland, dies at 51 on this day in history.
1705 On this day in history clemens XIV, [Giovanni Ganganelli], Pope (1769-74)
1723 Cosimo III de' Medici, monarch of Florence (1670-1723), dies at 81 on this day in history.
1740 On October - 31 william Paca, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence)
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 October - 31 jean Louis van Aelbroeck, Flemish agronomist
1757 Ignaz Spangler, composer on this day in history.
1759 Earthquake in Safed Palestine kills hundred on this day in history.
1761 On October - 31 rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck, Dutch patriot/earl/Grand Pensionary