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Historical Events For 1779

Monday, 27 March 2017

Jan 05   Stephen Decatur, US, naval hero (War of 1812) on this day in history.  

Jan 08   John White, composer on this day in history.  

Jan 11   Ching-Thang Khomba is crowned King of Manipur on this day in history.  

Jan 15   Jean Coralli, Paris, ballet producer/choreographer in the year 1779.  

Jan 17   Capt Cooks last notation in ship's log Discovery in the year 1779.  

Jan 17   Captain Cook's last notation in ship's log Discovery in the year 1779.  

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

Jan 18   The birth of Peter Roget, Founder of Roget's Thesaurus 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 stefano Pavesi, composer  

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Jan 23   In the year 1779 charles Messier catalogs M56 (globular cluster in Lyra)  

Jan 31   On this day in history 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 in the year 1779.  

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   In the year 1779 william Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies  

Feb 20   Augustus Callcott, landscape painter, Kensington on this day in history.  

Feb 21   Friedrich C von Savigny, German lawyer on this day in history.  

Feb 22   Joachim Nicolas Eggert, composer on this day in history.  

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

Feb 24   In the year 1779 george Rogers Clark captures Vincennes IN from British  

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

Mar 01   On this day in history jacob Gottfried Weber, composer  

Mar 06   In the year 1779 philipp Roth, composer  

Mar 11   US army Corps of Engineers established (1st time) in the year 1779.  

Mar 13   Oliver Shaw, composer on this day in history.  

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   Angelo Maria Benincori, composer in the year 1779.  

Apr 06   In the year 1779 tommaso MFS Traetta, Italian opera composer (Farnace), dies at 52  

Apr 11   Louise Reichardt, composer in the year 1779.  

Apr 21   William Knyvett, composer on this day in history.  

May 02   On this day in history john Galt, Scotland, novelist (Ayrshire Legatees, Lawrie Todd)  

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

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Famous Birthdays In 1779

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   William Clowes, English printer (d. 1847) was born in the year 1779.  

Jan 05   Stephen Decatur, US, naval hero (War of 1812) was born on this day in history.  

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   Jean Coralli, Paris, ballet producer/choreographer was born in the year 1779.  

Jan 18   Peter Roget, thesaurus fame/inventor (slide rule, pocket chessboard) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 22   In the year 1779 birth of stefano Pavesi, composer  

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   In the year 1779 death of claude Bourgelat, French veterinary surgeon (b. 1712)  

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

Jan 22   Claudius Smith, American Revolutionary War loyalist (b. 1736) died on this day in history.  

Feb 02   Georg Philipp Kress, composer, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

Feb 07   William Boyce, composer, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

Feb 14   In the year 1779 death of 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 24   Paul Daniel Longolius, German encylopedist (b. 1704) died on this day in history.  

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