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 This day in History - July 31
380 Historic Events for July 31
1817

Philip Cook Jr, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1894

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1818

Heinrich Kiepert, German cartographer/geographer

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1825

Thomas Hart Taylor, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1901

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1828

Fran‡ois Auguste Gevaert, Belgian composer (Le diable au moulin)

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1830

Frantisek Zdenek Xavier Alois Skuhersky, composer

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1830

Charles X of France resigns by force

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1834

Peter H Hugenholtz, Dutch reformer/founder (Free Parish)

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1837

William Clarke Quantrill, Col (Confederate Army), died in 1865

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1841

George Melville, polar explorer, naval engineer

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1844

Ignazio Guidi, Italian orientalist/archaeologist

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1847

Ignatio Cervantes, composer

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1848

Jean Robert Planquette, France, composer (Bells of Corneville)

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1849

Benjamin Chambers patents breech loading cannon

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1852

Hottest July in Netherlands since at least 1783 (68.4øF (20.2øC) avg)

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1854

Jos‚ Canalejas contributes Mendez, premier of Spain (1910-12)

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1855

Hottest July in Stockholm since at least 1756 (21.4øC avg)

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1861

9,300 mm rainfall in July in Cherrapunji, Assam: world record

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1864

Louis Hachette, French publisher, dies at 64

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1864

Ulysses S Grant is named General of Volunteers

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1874

Patrick Francis Healy, SJ, inaugurated as pres of Georgetown U

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1875

Harry Northrup, Paris France, actor (Who's That Knocking at My Door)

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1875

Andrew Johnson, 17th pres, dies in Tennessee at 66

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1876

US Coast Guard officers' training school established (New Bedford MA)

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1882

Grete Gulbransson, writer

Birth
1886

Franz von Liszt, [Ferencz], Hungarian pianist/composer, dies at 74

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