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Historical Events Happened In 1779

Thursday, 30 July 2015

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 in the year 1779.  

Jan 15   On this day in history jean Coralli, Paris, ballet producer/choreographer  

Jan 17   On this day in history capt Cooks last notation in ship's log Discovery  

Jan 17   Captain Cook's last notation in ship's log Discovery on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 20   John Burman, Dutch botanist/director (botanical gardens), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

Jan 22   In the year 1779 stefano Pavesi, composer  

Jan 23   Charles Messier catalogs M56 (globular cluster in Lyra) in the year 1779.  

Jan 31   On this day in history charles Messier adds M57 (Ring Nebula in Lyra) to his catalog  

Feb 02   On this day in history georg Philipp Kress, composer, dies at 59  

Feb 07   William Boyce, composer, dies at 67 in the year 1779.  

Feb 14   James Cook, Scottish explorer killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii at 50 on this day in history.  

Feb 16   William Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies in the year 1779.  

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   Joachim Nicolas Eggert, composer in the year 1779.  

Feb 24   George Rogers Clark captures Vincennes (Ind) from British in the year 1779.  

Feb 24   George Rogers Clark captures Vincennes IN from British in the year 1779.  

Feb 27   In the year 1779 jan Nepveu, Dutch gov-gen of Suriname (1769-79), dies at 59  

Mar 01   Jacob Gottfried Weber, composer on this day in history.  

Mar 06   Philipp Roth, composer on this day in history.  

Mar 11   In the year 1779 uS army Corps of Engineers established (1st time)  

Mar 13   On this day in history oliver Shaw, composer  

Mar 15   William Lamb, (Whig) Viscount Melbourne, British PM (1834, 1835-41) on this day in history.  

Mar 21   On this day in history alexis Garaude, composer  

Mar 28   On this day in history angelo Maria Benincori, composer  

Apr 06   Tommaso MFS Traetta, Italian opera composer (Farnace), dies at 52 in the year 1779.  

Apr 11   On this day in history louise Reichardt, composer  

Apr 21   On this day in history william Knyvett, composer  

May 02   John Galt, Scotland, novelist (Ayrshire Legatees, Lawrie Todd) on this day in history.  

May 11   John Heart, US farmer (signed Decl of Independence), dies at about 68 on this day in history.  

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Jan 01   In the year 1779 birth of william Clowes, English printer (d. 1847)  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of stephen Decatur, US, naval hero (War of 1812)  

Jan 05   In the year 1779 birth of zebulon Montgomery Pike, explorer (Pike's Peak)  

Jan 08   John White, composer was born in the year 1779.  

Jan 15   On this day in history birth of jean Coralli, Paris, ballet producer/choreographer  

Jan 18   In the year 1779 birth of peter Roget, thesaurus fame/inventor (slide rule, pocket chessboard)  

Jan 22   Stefano Pavesi, composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 24   In the year 1779 birth of elizabeth Alexeievna (Louise of Baden), Russian tsarina (d. 1826)  

Famous Deaths In 1779

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 03   Claude Bourgelat, French veterinary surgeon (b. 1712) died in the year 1779.  

Jan 20   John Burman, Dutch botanist/director (botanical gardens), dies at 71 in the year 1779.  

Jan 22   On this day in history death of claudius Smith, American Revolutionary War loyalist (b. 1736)  

Feb 02   In the year 1779 georg Philipp Kress, composer, dies at 59  

Feb 07   In the year 1779 william Boyce, composer, dies at 67  

Feb 14   On this day in history death of james Cook, Scottish explorer killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii at 50  

Feb 16   William Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies on this day in history.  

Feb 24   On this day in history death of paul Daniel Longolius, German encylopedist (b. 1704)  

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