On This Day

What Happened in 1831

Historical Events

  • Oct 9 Ioannis Kapodistrias, first Head of State of modern Greece, assassinated in Nafplion
  • Nov 17 Ecuador and Venezuela separated from Greater Colombia
  • More Historical Events

1831 in Music

  • Jul 4 "America (My Country 'Tis of Thee)" is 1st sung in Boston

1831 in Sport

  • Dec 10 "Spirit of the Times" begins publishing in New York City, the premier sports journal of the 19th century

World Leaders in 1831

Famous Weddings

  • Jun 30 Soldier and future Confederate General Robert E. Lee (24) marries Mary Custis (22) at Arlington House, Arlington Virginia