Today in History for Year 1731

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 13 of 13

Jan 10th - Charles Farnese becomes duke of Parma/Piacenza
Feb 2nd - George F Handel's opera "Poro," premieres in London
Mar 16th - Treaty of Vienna signed by Prince Eugene of Savoy, Count Sinzendorf and Count Gundacker, Thomas Stahremberg and the British envoy to Vienna, Sir Thomas Robinson.
Mar 24th - Naturalization of Hieronimus de Salis Parliamentary Act is passed.
Apr 9th - British mariner Robert Jenkins' ear cut off by Spanish Guarde Costa in the Caribbean, later catalyst for war between Britain & Spain
May 28th - All Hebrew books in Papal State are confiscated
Jun 24th - Freemason and Mayor of Philadelphia William Allen is appointed Provincial Grand Master of Pennsylvania, the first and youngest Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania
Jul 22nd - Spain signs Treaty of Vienna
Sep 3rd - Willem KH Friso installed as viceroy of Friesland
United States Founding Father Benjamin FranklinUnited States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin Nov 8th - In Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin opens 1st US library
Nov 30th - Beijing hit by Earthquake; about 100,000 die
Dec 22nd - Dutch people revolt against meat tax
Dec 30th - 1st US music concert (Peter Pelham's great room in Boston)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 27 of 27

Feb 25th - Simon Stijl, Frisian physician/writer
Mar 7th - Jean-Louis Laruette, composer
Mar 11th - Robert Treat Paine, judge, signer (Declaration of Independence)
Apr 4th - Francisco Morera, composer
Apr 8th - William Williams, US merchant (signed Decl of Independence)
May 11th - Johann Gottfried Seyfert, composer
May 29th - Orazio Mei, composer
1st US First Lady Martha Washington1st US First Lady Martha Washington (Jun 13th) Jun 13th - Martha Washington, Kent County, Virginia, 1st US First Lady (1789-97)
Jul 3rd - Samuel Huntington, (Gov-Ct), Continental Congress pres
Aug 4th - Giuseppe Colla, composer
Sep 2nd - Johann F von Cronegk, German playwright (Olint und Sophronia)
Sep 7th - Damasus Brosmann, composer
Sep 7th - Elisabetta de Gambarini, composer
Sep 9th - Francisco Javier Clavijero, Mexican writer (d. 1787)
Oct 10th - Henry Cavendish, England, physicist/chemist (discovered hydrogen)
Nov 1st - Theodore-Jean Tarade, composer
Nov 9th - Benjamin Banneker, Ellicott Md, black mathematician/surveyor (Wash DC)
Mathematician, Astronomer and Almanac Author Benjamin BannekerMathematician, Astronomer and Almanac Author Benjamin Banneker (Nov 9th) Nov 11th - Carl Joseph Toeschi, composer
Nov 15th - William Cowper, English lawyer/poet (John Gilpin) [OS]
Nov 26th - William Cowper, England, pre-romantic poet (His Task) [NS]
Nov 27th - Gaetano Pugnani, composer
Dec 6th - S von Laroche, writer
Dec 7th - Abraham-Hyacinthe Anquetil du Perron, French interpreter
Dec 8th - Frantisek Xaver Dusek, composer
Dec 12th - Erasmus Darwin, Newark-on-Trent, U.K., influential English physician, poet, philosopher, and botanist (and grandfather of Charles Darwin)
Dec 26th - Anthony Ziesenis, architect/sculptor (Town Hall of Westzaan)
Dec 28th - Christian Cannabich, German composer/royal chaplain master

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 17 of 17

Jan 6th - Étienne François Geoffroy, French chemist (b. 1672)
Jan 21st - Thomas Woolston, English theologian (b. 1669)
Jan 27th - Bartolomeo di Francesco Cristofori, Ital piano builder, dies at 75
Feb 20th - Frederich Karl Erbach, composer, dies at 50
Feb 22nd - Frederik Ruysch, Dutch anatomist, dies at 92
Feb 27th - Angelo Predieri, composer, dies at 76
Mar 8th - Ferdinand Brokoff, Czech sculptor (b. 1688)
Mar 15th - Adolf H van Rechteren, Dutch diplomat/politician, dies at 75
Apr 10th - Maximilian Dietrich Freisslich, composer, dies at 58
Novelist Daniel DefoeNovelist Daniel Defoe (Apr 24th) Apr 24th - Daniel Defoe, English novelist (Robinson Crusoe), dies at about 70
May 1st - Johann Ludwig Bach, German composer (b. 1677)
Aug 17th - Johann Augustin Kobelius, composer, dies at 57
Sep 1st - Pierre Danican Philidor, composer, dies at 50
Sep 20th - Sicco van Goslinga, Fries diplomat/sect of High Council, dies at 67
Nov 2nd - Johann Matthias Leffloth, composer, dies at 26
Dec 26th - Antoine Houdar de la Motte, French writer (b. 1672)
Dec 29th - J Brook Taylor, English mathematician, dies at 46

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