Historical Events In October - 31
Saturday, 10 April 2021
0802 On this day in history empress Irene of Byzantium driven out
0834 On October - 31 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 this day in history.
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 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 October - 31.
1541 On October - 31 michelangelo Buonarroti's paints "last judgement" in 16th Chapel
1541 On October - 31 hendrik van Kinschot, Dutch lawyer
1552 Emperor Karel & Markgraaf Albecht strike siege for Metz on this day in history.
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 October - 31 english/French/Dutch delegates sign anti-Spanish "Drievoudig Covenant"
1617 Laurens Reael resigns as governor-general of East-Indies on this day in history.
1620 On this day in history john Evelyn, British diarist (Life of Mrs Godolphin)
1632 On October - 31 the birth of Jan Vermeer, Dutch painter
1632 Jan Vermeer, Holland, painter (Procuress, Astronomer) on October - 31.
1634 On October - 31 erasmus Widmann, composer, dies at 62
1638 Meindert Hobbema, Amsterdams landscape painter, baptised on this day in history.
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 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 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 William Paca, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence) on this day in history.
1744 Leonardo Ortensio Salvatore de Leo, composer, dies at 50 on this day in history.
1750 On this day in history 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 On this day in history earthquake in Safed Palestine kills hundred
1761 Rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck, Dutch patriot/earl/Grand Pensionary on this day in history.