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 This day in History - October 31
340 Historic Events for October 31
802

Empress Irene of Byzantium driven out

Event
834

1st All Hallows Eve (Halloween) observed to honor the saints

Event
1291

Philippe de Vitry, French composer/poet

Birth
1345

Ferdinand I, the wise one, king of Portugal (built navy)

Birth
1424

Wladyslaw III Warnenczyk, king of Poland/Hungary

Birth
1448

Johannes VIII Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantine, dies

Death
1517

Luther posts 95 theses on Wittenberg church-Protestant Reformation

Event
1541

Michelangelo Buonarroti's paints "last judgement" in 16th Chapel

Event
1541

Hendrik van Kinschot, Dutch lawyer

Birth
1552

Emperor Karel and Markgraaf Albecht strike siege for Metz

Event
1556

John Sleidanus, German humanist/historian (Commentary), dies at 50

Death
1596

English/French/Dutch delegates sign anti-Spanish "Drievoudig Covenant"

Event
1617

Laurens Reael resigns as governor-general of East-Indies

Event
1620

John Evelyn, British diarist (Life of Mrs Godolphin)

Birth
1632

Jan Vermeer, Holland, painter (Procuress, Astronomer)

Birth
1634

Erasmus Widmann, composer, dies at 62

Death
1638

Meindert Hobbema, Amsterdams landscape painter, baptised

Birth
1641

Cornelis C Jol, [Houtebeen], adm (South-America), dies at about 41

Death
1654

Francisco Correa de Arauxo, composer, dies

Death
1661

Mehmed K”prl, Albanian great vizier of Turkey, dies

Death
1664

Willem Frederik of Nassau-Dietz, viceroy of Friesland, dies at 51

Death
1705

Clemens XIV, [Giovanni Ganganelli], Pope (1769-74)

Birth
1714

Georg Ludwig van Hannover crowned as English King George I

Event
1723

Cosimo III de' Medici, monarch of Florence (1670-1723), dies at 81

Death
1740

William Paca, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence)

Birth