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 This day in History - October 31
340 Historic Events for October 31
1744

Leonardo Ortensio Salvatore de Leo, composer, dies at 50

Death
1750

Leonor de Almeida marquesa de Alorna, Portuguese poet

Birth
1755

Jean Louis van Aelbroeck, Flemish agronomist

Birth
1757

Ignaz Spangler, composer

Birth
1759

Earthquake in Safed Palestine kills hundred

Event
1761

Rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck, Dutch patriot/earl/Grand Pensionary

Birth
1765

Duke of Cumberland, English politician/uncle of George III, dies

Death
1768

Francesco Maria Veracini, Italian opera composer, dies at 78

Death
1785

George F Kersting, German painter

Birth
1791

Ferdinand Huber, composer

Birth
1793

Pierre V Vergniaud, French politician/police leader, guillotined at 40

Death
1793

Execution of Girondins at Paris, during Reign of Terror

Event
1794

John Dalton 1st lecture to Manchester Literary/Philosophical Society

Event
1795

John Keats, London, England, romantic poet (Ode to a Grecian Urn)

Birth
1806

Sophie Mereau, writer, dies at 36

Death
1808

Holland Brigade battle at Durango, Spain

Event
1815

Daniel Belknap, composer, dies at 44

Death
1815

Sir Humphrey Davy of London patents miner's safety lamp

Event
1815

Karl Weierstrass, Germany, mathematician (theory of functions)

Birth
1825

Raleigh Edward Colston, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896

Birth
1826

Hugh Boyle Ewing, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1905

Birth
1831

Daniel Butterfield, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1901

Birth
1835

J F W Adolf Ritter von Baeyer, German chemist (Nobel 1905)

Birth
1835

Adelbert Ames, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1933

Birth
1837

Collision of river boat Monmouth and Trement on Miss; 300 die

Event