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 This day in History - August 31
390 Historic Events for August 31
1751

English troops under sir Robert Clive occupy Arcot India

Event
1755

Johann Ignaz Walter, composer

Birth
1772

Hurricane destroy ships off Dominica

Event
1775

Francois de Paule Jacques Raymond de Fossa, composer

Birth
1778

British kill 17 Stockbridge indians in Bronx during Revolution

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1795

Fran‡ois-Andre Danican Philidor, composer, dies at 68

Death
1805

Joseph Marie Clement dall' Abaco, composer, dies at 95

Death
1811

Goode Bryan, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1885

Birth
1811

Th‚ophile Gautier, Tarbas France, writer/poet (Albertus)

Birth
1821

Vaclav Hugo Zavrtal, composer

Birth
1822

Fitz John Porter, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1901

Birth
1823

Galusha Aaron Grow, MC (Union), died in 1907

Birth
1828

George Leonard Andrews, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

Birth
1829

Opera "Guillaume Tell" is produced (Paris)

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1832

Jean Nicolas Auguste Kreutzer, composer, dies at 53

Death
1834

Amilcare Ponchielli, Paderno Italy, composer (I Lituani)

Birth
1836

HMS Beagle anchors in Postage Praia, Cape Verde Islands

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1837

Henri Klimrath, French lawyer (tude sur lesson costumes), dies at 30

Death
1842

US Naval Observatory authorized by an act of Congress

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1842

Micah Rugg patents a nuts and bolts machine

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1843

Liberty Party nominates James Birneyas presidential candidate

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1850

Calif pioneers organized at Montgomery and Clay Streets

Event
1852

Georges/Joris Helleputte, Belgian Catholic minister

Birth
1855

Stefan Surzynski, composer

Birth
1856

Nikoghayos Fadeyi Tigranyan, composer

Birth