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Historical Events For 1778

Friday, 24 February 2017

Jan 04   Charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter, dies at 57 in the year 1778.  

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   On this day in history 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   Captain James Cook stumbles over Sandwich Islands (Hawaiian Islands) in the year 1778.  

Jan 18   In the year 1778 hMS Supply, first ship of Britain's "First Fleet" to Australia, reaches Botany Bay (Sydney).  

Jan 20   In the year 1778 1st American military court martial trial begins, Cambridge, Mass  

Jan 20   The first American military court martial trial begins, Cambridge MA in the year 1778.  

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

Jan 26   Ugo Foscolo, Italian poet (Ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis) on this day in history.  

Jan 27   In the year 1778 piccinni's opera "Roland" premieres, Paris  

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

Feb 05   On this day in history articles of Confederation ratified by 1st state, South Carolina  

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

Feb 05   On this day in history robert Peel, British PM (1834-46)/founder (Tories)  

Feb 06   England declares war on France in the year 1778.  

Feb 06   In the year 1778 france officially recognizes the new nation known as the United States of America.  

Feb 06   In the year 1778 france recognizes US, signs treaty of aid in Paris (First US treaty). England immediately declares war on France.  

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   In the year 1778 fernando Sor, composer  

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

Feb 14   In the year 1778 fernando Joseph Maria Sor, composer  

Feb 14   In the year 1778 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.  

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

Feb 22   Rembrandt Peale, portrait/historical painter (Court of Death) in the year 1778.  

Feb 23   Baron von Steuben joins Continental Army at Valley Forge in the year 1778.  

Feb 23   Baron von Steuben joins the Continental Army at Valley Forge on this day in history.  

Feb 25   Jose Francisco de San Martin, liberated Argentina, Chile and Peru in the year 1778.  

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.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1778

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 03   In the year 1778 birth of antoni Melchior Fijałkowski, Polish bishop (d. 1861)  

Jan 05   Fortunato Santini, composer was born in the year 1778.  

Jan 10   In the year 1778 birth of carolus Linnaeus, Swedish botanist (naming plants & animals)  

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 in the year 1778.  

Jan 26   In the year 1778 birth of ugo Foscolo, Italian poet (Ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis)  

Jan 31   Franz Anton graaf von Kolowrat, Austrian premiere of Bohemia (1848) was born in the year 1778.  

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   In the year 1778 charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter, dies at 57  

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 in the year 1778.  

Feb 18   Joseph Marie Terray, French statesman (b. 1715) died on this day in history.  

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

Mar 05   On this day in history thomas A Arne, English composer (Alfred, Rule Britannia), dies at 67  

Mar 07   Charles De Geer, Swedish industrialist (b. 1720) died in the year 1778.  

Mar 13   Charles le Beau, French historian (b. 1701) died in the year 1778.  

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