Historical Events For 1778
Saturday, 27 May 2017
Jan 04 In the year 1778 charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter, dies at 57
Jan 05 Fortunato Santini, composer on this day in history.
Jan 10 In the year 1778 carolus Linaeus "Carl von Linne", Swedish botanist/explorer, dies at 70
Jan 13 Anton Fischer, composer on this day in history.
Jan 18 In the year 1778 capt James Cook stumbles over Sandwich Islands (Hawaiian Islands)
Jan 18 In the year 1778 captain Cook discovers what is now called the Hawiian Islands
Jan 18 In the year 1778 captain James Cook stumbles over Sandwich Islands (Hawaiian Islands)
Jan 18 HMS Supply, first ship of Britain's "First Fleet" to Australia, reaches Botany Bay (Sydney) on this day in history.
Jan 20 1st American military court martial trial begins, Cambridge, Mass on this day in history.
Jan 20 In the year 1778 the first American military court martial trial begins, Cambridge MA
Jan 24 In the year 1778 charles F, duke of Berry/son of French king Charles X
Jan 26 Ugo Foscolo, Italian poet (Ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis) on this day in history.
Jan 27 Piccinni's opera "Roland" premieres, Paris in the year 1778.
Jan 31 Franz Anton graaf von Kolowrat, Austrian premiere of Bohemia (1848) on this day in history.
Feb 05 In the year 1778 articles of Confederation ratified by 1st state, South Carolina
Feb 05 Articles of Confederation ratified by first state, South Carolina in the year 1778.
Feb 05 Robert Peel, British PM (1834-46)/founder (Tories) on this day in history.
Feb 06 In the year 1778 england declares war on France
Feb 06 In the year 1778 france officially recognizes the new nation known as the United States of America.
Feb 06 On this day in history france recognizes US, signs treaty of aid in Paris (First US treaty). England immediately declares war on France.
Feb 06 Ugo Foscolo, Italy, poet (Last Letters of Jacopo Ortis) in the year 1778.
Feb 11 In the year 1778 on this day in 1778, some 300 people visit Voltaire following his return to Paris. Voltaire had been in exile for 28 years
Feb 12 In the year 1778 franz Joseph Volkert, composer
Feb 13 On this day in history fernando Sor, composer
Feb 14 In the year 1778 "Stars & Stripes" arrives in foreign port for 1st time (France)
Feb 14 Fernando Joseph Maria Sor, composer in the year 1778.
Feb 14 The Star and Stripes (U.S. flag) makes its first appearance at a foreign port, flying aboard the ship Ranger, as it arrives in France in the year 1778.
Feb 15 On this day in history johann Gottlieb Gorner, composer, dies at 80
Feb 22 In the year 1778 rembrandt Peale, portrait/historical painter (Court of Death)
Feb 23 In the year 1778 baron von Steuben joins Continental Army at Valley Forge
Feb 23 On this day in history baron von Steuben joins the Continental Army at Valley Forge
Feb 25 On this day in history jose Francisco de San Martin, liberated Argentina, Chile and Peru
Feb 28 In the year 1778 rhode Island General Assembly authorizes enlistment of slaves
Mar 05 Thomas A Arne, English composer (Alfred, Rule Britannia), dies at 67 on this day in history.