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 This day in History - July 31
380 Historic Events for July 31
1693

Willem Calf, Rotterdams still life painter, dies at 73

Death
1704

Gabriel Cramer, Swiss mathematician (paradox of Cramer)

Birth
1718

Battle at Cape Passaro: English fleet destroys Spanish

Event
1737

Prince Frederick of Wales escapes English court

Event
1743

August R van Hekeren van Suideras, Dutch orangist

Birth
1748

Isaac Ouwater, Amsterdam painter/cartoonist

Birth
1750

Johan V, King of Portugal, dies

Death
1751

Fire in Stockholm destroys 1,000 houses

Event
1763

James Kent, Fredericksburgh NY, legal scholar (Columbia), dies

Death
1767

Amelie Julia Candielle, composer

Birth
1771

Paul Potters "Great ossendrift" sold for Ÿ9050 in Amsterdam

Event
1774

Joseph Priestley discovers oxygen

Event
1777

Marquis de Lafayette, 19, made major-general of Continental Army

Event
1784

Denis Diderot, French writer/philosopher (Jacques le fataliste), dies

Death
1790

Johann Christian Frischmuth, composer, dies at 48

Death
1790

1st US patent granted, to Samuel Hopkins for a potash process

Event
1792

Cornerstone laid for 1st US govt building: US Mint in Phila

Event
1794

All Jacobijnse clubs together in Haarlem

Event
1795

Jos‚ B da Gama, Portuguese poet (East Uraguay), dies at 54

Death
1803

John Ericsson, US, inventor (screw propeller)/shipbuilder-USS Monitor

Birth
1808

Frederick Nichols Crouch, composer

Birth
1809

1st practical US railroad track (wooden, for horse-drawn cars), Phila

Event
1811

Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Mexican hero priest, executed by Spanish

Death
1813

British invade Plattsburgh NY

Event
1816

George Henry Thomas, Major General (Union Army), died in 1870

Birth