Historical Events For 1779
Friday, 21 July 2017
Jan 05 In the year 1779 stephen Decatur, US, naval hero (War of 1812)
Jan 08 On this day in history john White, composer
Jan 11 Ching-Thang Khomba is crowned King of Manipur on this day in history.
Jan 15 Jean Coralli, Paris, ballet producer/choreographer on this day in history.
Jan 17 On this day in history capt Cooks last notation in ship's log Discovery
Jan 17 In the year 1779 captain Cook's last notation in ship's log Discovery
Jan 18 Peter Roget, thesaurus fame/inventor (slide rule, pocket chessboard) in the year 1779.
Jan 18 The birth of Peter Roget, Founder of Roget's Thesaurus in the year 1779.
Jan 20 In the year 1779 john Burman, Dutch botanist/director (botanical gardens), dies at 71
Jan 22 On this day in history stefano Pavesi, composer
Jan 23 On this day in history charles Messier catalogs M56 (globular cluster in Lyra)
Jan 31 In the year 1779 charles Messier adds M57 (Ring Nebula in Lyra) to his catalog
Feb 02 In the year 1779 georg Philipp Kress, composer, dies at 59
Feb 07 William Boyce, composer, dies at 67 on this day in history.
Feb 14 On this day in history james Cook, Scottish explorer killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii at 50
Feb 16 On this day in history william Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies
Feb 20 Augustus Callcott, landscape painter, Kensington on this day in history.
Feb 21 On this day in history friedrich C von Savigny, German lawyer
Feb 22 In the year 1779 joachim Nicolas Eggert, composer
Feb 24 In the year 1779 george Rogers Clark captures Vincennes (Ind) from British
Feb 24 George Rogers Clark captures Vincennes IN from British on this day in history.
Feb 27 On this day in history jan Nepveu, Dutch gov-gen of Suriname (1769-79), dies at 59
Mar 01 In the year 1779 jacob Gottfried Weber, composer
Mar 06 Philipp Roth, composer in the year 1779.
Mar 11 US army Corps of Engineers established (1st time) in the year 1779.
Mar 13 On this day in history oliver Shaw, composer
Mar 15 In the year 1779 william Lamb, (Whig) Viscount Melbourne, British PM (1834, 1835-41)
Mar 21 In the year 1779 alexis Garaude, composer
Mar 28 In the year 1779 angelo Maria Benincori, composer
Apr 06 On this day in history tommaso MFS Traetta, Italian opera composer (Farnace), dies at 52
Apr 11 Louise Reichardt, composer on this day in history.
Apr 21 In the year 1779 william Knyvett, composer
May 02 In the year 1779 john Galt, Scotland, novelist (Ayrshire Legatees, Lawrie Todd)
May 11 John Heart, US farmer (signed Decl of Independence), dies at about 68 in the year 1779.