Historical Events In October - 31
Thursday, 24 January 2019
0802 Empress Irene of Byzantium driven out on October - 31.
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 Ferdinand I, the wise one, king of Portugal (built navy) on October - 31.
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 On this day in history 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 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 this day in history john Sleidanus, German humanist/historian (Commentary), dies at 50
1587 Leiden University Library opens its doors after its founding in 1575 on this day in history.
1596 On this day in history english/French/Dutch delegates sign anti-Spanish "Drievoudig Covenant"
1617 On October - 31 laurens Reael resigns as governor-general of East-Indies
1620 John Evelyn, British diarist (Life of Mrs Godolphin) on October - 31.
1632 The birth of Jan Vermeer, Dutch painter on this day in history.
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 October - 31.
1654 Francisco Correa de Arauxo, composer, dies on this day in history.
1661 On October - 31 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 On October - 31 cosimo III de' Medici, monarch of Florence (1670-1723), dies at 81
1740 William Paca, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence) on this day in history.
1744 Leonardo Ortensio Salvatore de Leo, composer, dies at 50 on October - 31.
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 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 this day in history.