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Historical Events Happened In 1778

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Jan 04   On this day in history charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter, dies at 57  

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

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

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   On this day in history captain Cook discovers what is now called the Hawiian Islands  

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

Jan 18   On this day in history hMS Supply, first ship of Britain's "First Fleet" to Australia, reaches Botany Bay (Sydney).  

Jan 20   On this day in history 1st American military court martial trial begins, Cambridge, Mass  

Jan 20   On this day in history the first American military court martial trial begins, Cambridge MA  

Jan 24   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

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   On this day in history england declares war on France  

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

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   Ugo Foscolo, Italy, poet (Last Letters of Jacopo Ortis) on this day in history.  

Feb 11   On this day in history 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   Franz Joseph Volkert, composer on this day in history.  

Feb 13   Fernando Sor, composer on this day in history.  

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   Rembrandt Peale, portrait/historical painter (Court of Death) on this day in history.  

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   Jose Francisco de San Martin, liberated Argentina, Chile and Peru on this day in history.  

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 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   On this day in history birth of fortunato Santini, composer  

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

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

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   On this day in history birth of a. P. de Candolle, Swiss botanist (d. 1841)  

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

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

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

Feb 20   Laura Bassi, Italian scholar (b. 1711) died on this day in history.  

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)