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Historical Events Happened In 1778

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Jan 04   Charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Fortunato Santini, composer on this day in history.  

Jan 10   Carolus Linaeus "Carl von Linne", Swedish botanist/explorer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Jan 13   Anton Fischer, composer on this day in history.  

Jan 18   Capt James Cook stumbles over Sandwich Islands (Hawaiian Islands) on this day in history.  

Jan 18   Captain Cook discovers what is now called the Hawiian Islands on this day in history.  

Jan 18   On this day in history 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   The first American military court martial trial begins, Cambridge MA on this day in history.  

Jan 24   On this day in history charles F, duke of Berry/son of French king Charles X  

Jan 26   On this day in history ugo Foscolo, Italian poet (Ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis)  

Jan 27   Piccinni's opera "Roland" premieres, Paris on this day in history.  

Jan 31   Franz Anton graaf von Kolowrat, Austrian premiere of Bohemia (1848) on this day in history.  

Feb 05   Articles of Confederation ratified by 1st state, South Carolina on this day in history.  

Feb 05   On this day in history articles of Confederation ratified by first state, South Carolina  

Feb 05   Robert Peel, British PM (1834-46)/founder (Tories) on this day in history.  

Feb 06   England declares war on France on this day in history.  

Feb 06   On this day in history france officially recognizes the new nation known as the United States of America.  

Feb 06   France recognizes US, signs treaty of aid in Paris (First US treaty). England immediately declares war on France on this day in history.  

Feb 06   On this day in history ugo Foscolo, Italy, poet (Last Letters of Jacopo Ortis)  

Feb 11   On this day in 1778, some 300 people visit Voltaire following his return to Paris. Voltaire had been in exile for 28 years on this day in history.  

Feb 12   Franz Joseph Volkert, composer on this day in history.  

Feb 13   On this day in history fernando Sor, composer  

Feb 14   On this day in history "Stars & Stripes" arrives in foreign port for 1st time (France)  

Feb 14   Fernando Joseph Maria Sor, composer on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Feb 15   On this day in history johann Gottlieb Gorner, composer, dies at 80  

Feb 22   On this day in history rembrandt Peale, portrait/historical painter (Court of Death)  

Feb 23   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1778

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 03   Antoni Melchior Fijałkowski, Polish bishop (d. 1861) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Fortunato Santini, composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 10   Carolus Linnaeus, Swedish botanist (naming plants & animals) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 13   On this day in history birth of anton Fischer, composer  

Jan 24   Charles F, duke of Berry/son of French king Charles X was born on this day in history.  

Jan 26   On this day in history birth of ugo Foscolo, Italian poet (Ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis)  

Jan 31   On this day in history birth of franz Anton graaf von Kolowrat, Austrian premiere of Bohemia (1848)  

Feb 04   A. P. de Candolle, Swiss botanist (d. 1841) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1778

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 04   Charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

Jan 10   On this day in history carolus Linaeus "Carl von Linne", Swedish botanist/explorer, dies at 70  

Feb 15   Johann Gottlieb Gorner, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

Feb 18   On this day in history death of joseph Marie Terray, French statesman (b. 1715)  

Feb 20   On this day in history death of laura Bassi, Italian scholar (b. 1711)  

Mar 05   Thomas A Arne, English composer (Alfred, Rule Britannia), dies at 67 on this day in history.  

Mar 07   On this day in history death of charles De Geer, Swedish industrialist (b. 1720)  

Mar 13   On this day in history death of charles le Beau, French historian (b. 1701)