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Historical Events Happened In 1779

Monday, 08 February 2016

Jan 05   Stephen Decatur, US, naval hero (War of 1812) in the year 1779.  

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

Jan 11   Ching-Thang Khomba is crowned King of Manipur in the year 1779.  

Jan 15   In the year 1779 jean Coralli, Paris, ballet producer/choreographer  

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

Jan 17   On this day in history captain Cook's last notation in ship's log Discovery  

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

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 in the year 1779.  

Jan 22   On this day in history stefano Pavesi, composer  

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

Jan 31   Charles Messier adds M57 (Ring Nebula in Lyra) to his catalog in the year 1779.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

Feb 20   In the year 1779 augustus Callcott, landscape painter, Kensington  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 27   On this day in history jan Nepveu, Dutch gov-gen of Suriname (1769-79), dies at 59  

Mar 01   Jacob Gottfried Weber, composer in the year 1779.  

Mar 06   On this day in history philipp Roth, composer  

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   On this day in history william Lamb, (Whig) Viscount Melbourne, British PM (1834, 1835-41)  

Mar 21   Alexis Garaude, composer on this day in history.  

Mar 28   In the year 1779 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   In the year 1779 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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Famous Birthdays In 1779

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   William Clowes, English printer (d. 1847) was born on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 15   In the year 1779 birth of jean Coralli, Paris, ballet producer/choreographer  

Jan 18   Peter Roget, thesaurus fame/inventor (slide rule, pocket chessboard) was born in the year 1779.  

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

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

Jan 20   In the year 1779 john Burman, Dutch botanist/director (botanical gardens), dies at 71  

Jan 22   Claudius Smith, American Revolutionary War loyalist (b. 1736) died in the year 1779.  

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   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   In the year 1779 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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