On This Day

What Happened on July 31, 1849

Historical Events

  • Benjamin Chambers patents breech loading cannon

Famous Deaths

  • Sándor Petőfi, Hungarian poet (A virágnak megtiltani nem lehet - You Cannot Forbid the Flower), and revolutionary, last seen alive at the Battle of Segesvár (Transylvania), presumed killed in action at 26
1849 Highlights

About July 31, 1849

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 172 years, 5 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo