Historical Events In October - 31
Monday, 16 September 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 October - 31.
1147 On October - 31 robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester, English politician (bc. 1090)
1291 On this day in history philippe de Vitry, French composer/poet
1345 Ferdinand I, the wise one, king of Portugal (built navy) on this day in history.
1424 On this day in history wladyslaw III Warnenczyk, king of Poland/Hungary
1448 Johannes VIII Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantine, dies on October - 31.
1485 Coronation of British king Henry VII on this day in history.
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 this day in history hendrik van Kinschot, Dutch lawyer
1552 Emperor Karel & Markgraaf Albecht strike siege for Metz on October - 31.
1556 John Sleidanus, German humanist/historian (Commentary), dies at 50 on this day in history.
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 On October - 31 john Evelyn, British diarist (Life of Mrs Godolphin)
1632 On this day in history the birth of Jan Vermeer, Dutch painter
1632 On October - 31 jan Vermeer, Holland, painter (Procuress, Astronomer)
1634 Erasmus Widmann, composer, dies at 62 on October - 31.
1638 Meindert Hobbema, Amsterdams landscape painter, baptised on October - 31.
1641 On October - 31 cornelis C Jol, [Houtebeen], adm (South-America), dies at about 41
1654 Francisco Correa de Arauxo, composer, dies on October - 31.
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 October - 31.
1744 Leonardo Ortensio Salvatore de Leo, composer, dies at 50 on October - 31.
1750 On this day in history 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 October - 31.
1759 Earthquake in Safed Palestine kills hundred on this day in history.
1761 On this day in history rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck, Dutch patriot/earl/Grand Pensionary