Historical Events In July - 31
Friday, 01 December 2023
0432 On July - 31 st Sixtus III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
0768 [Philip] begins & ends his reign as Catholic Pope on this day in history.
0781 The oldest recorded eruption of Mt. Fuji (Traditional Japanese date: July 6, 781) on July - 31.
0904 Thessalonica is stormed by the Saracen corsair Leo of Tripoli, who plunders the town and carries off some 20,000 inhabitants as slaves on this day in history.
0904 On this day in history saraceens hijacker Leo van Tripoli occupies & plunders Thessalonica
1099 On this day in history el Cid dies in July at age 59 after being defeated by the Almoravids at Cuenca His widow will hold Valencia against the Moors until 1102
1108 France's Philip I dies at the end of July at age 56 after a reign of nearly 48 years on July - 31.
1291 Egyptian Mamelukken occupies Akko, crusaders driven out of Palestine on July - 31.
1358 On this day in history etienne Marcel, French textile merchant/reformer/Boer leader, dies
1396 Philips, the Good, Duke of Burgundy//Brabant/Limburg/count on this day in history.
1423 On July - 31 hundred Years' War: Battle of Cravant
1443 Albrecht III of Saxon-Meisen, duke of Saxon on this day in history.
1451 On this day in history jacques CÅ“ur is arrested by order of Charles VII of France.
1498 Christopher Columbus discovers island of Trinidad on July - 31.
1527 On this day in history maximilian II, German King/Emperor (1564-76)
1550 On this day in history jakob Handl, [Petelin], Austrian composer/bandmaster
1556 Ignatius Loyola, Spanish founder (Jesuit), dies at about 65 on July - 31.
1566 Bartholome de Casas, Spanish historian/bishop of Chiapa, dies at 92 on this day in history.
1578 Catharina Belgica of Nassau, daughter of Willem of Orange on July - 31.
1588 English fleet beats Spanish Armada on this day in history.
1597 On July - 31 sebastian Stosskopf, Elzassisch painter, baptized
1620 Pilgrim Fathers depart (through England) to America on this day in history.
1629 On July - 31 johann Jakob Lowe von Eisenach, composer
1648 Benedictus J van Haeften, poet (Regia thru Crucis), dies at about 60 on July - 31.
1653 On July - 31 fronde-leaders surrender in Bordeaux
1654 On this day in history jacob Hop, Dutch politician/diplomat
1655 On July - 31 russo-Polish War (1654-1667): the Russian army enters the capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Vilnius, which it holds for six years.
1658 On this day in history aurangzeb appoints himself Mongol emperor
1664 On July - 31 pierre Corneille's "Othon," premieres in Paris
1667 On this day in history peace of Breda: 2nd English war-Suriname vs New-Netherlands ends
1693 Willem Calf, Rotterdams still life painter, dies at 73 on July - 31.
1703 On July - 31 daniel Defoe is placed in a pillory for the crime of seditious libel after publishing a politically satirical pamphlet, but is pelted with flowers.
1704 Gabriel Cramer, Swiss mathematician (paradox of Cramer) on July - 31.
1718 Battle at Cape Passaro: English fleet destroys Spanish on this day in history.