Historical Events In October - 31
Sunday, 19 January 2020
0802 Empress Irene of Byzantium driven out on this day in history.
0834 On this day in history 1st All Hallows Eve (Halloween) observed to honor the saints
1147 On October - 31 robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester, English politician (bc. 1090)
1291 Philippe de Vitry, French composer/poet on October - 31.
1345 On this day in history ferdinand I, the wise one, king of Portugal (built navy)
1424 Wladyslaw III Warnenczyk, king of Poland/Hungary on October - 31.
1448 On October - 31 johannes VIII Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantine, dies
1485 On October - 31 coronation of British king Henry VII
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 On October - 31 hendrik van Kinschot, Dutch lawyer
1552 On October - 31 emperor Karel & Markgraaf Albecht strike siege for Metz
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 October - 31.
1617 On this day in history laurens Reael resigns as governor-general of East-Indies
1620 John Evelyn, British diarist (Life of Mrs Godolphin) on this day in history.
1632 On October - 31 the birth of Jan Vermeer, Dutch painter
1632 Jan Vermeer, Holland, painter (Procuress, Astronomer) on October - 31.
1634 Erasmus Widmann, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.
1638 On this day in history meindert Hobbema, Amsterdams landscape painter, baptised
1641 On this day in history cornelis C Jol, [Houtebeen], adm (South-America), dies at about 41
1654 Francisco Correa de Arauxo, composer, dies on October - 31.
1661 Mehmed Koprulu, Albanian great vizier of Turkey, dies on this day in history.
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 On October - 31 cosimo III de' Medici, monarch of Florence (1670-1723), dies at 81
1740 On October - 31 william Paca, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence)
1744 Leonardo Ortensio Salvatore de Leo, composer, dies at 50 on October - 31.
1750 Leonor de Almeida marquesa de Alorna, Portuguese poet on October - 31.
1755 Jean Louis van Aelbroeck, Flemish agronomist on this day in history.
1757 Ignaz Spangler, composer on this day in history.
1759 Earthquake in Safed Palestine kills hundred on this day in history.
1761 Rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck, Dutch patriot/earl/Grand Pensionary on October - 31.