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Historical Events For 1779

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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 in the year 1779.  

Jan 17   In the year 1779 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   In the year 1779 the birth of Peter Roget, Founder of Roget's Thesaurus  

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

Jan 22   On this day in history stefano Pavesi, composer  

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Jan 23   Charles Messier catalogs M56 (globular cluster in Lyra) on this day in history.  

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

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

Feb 21   In the year 1779 friedrich C von Savigny, German lawyer  

Feb 22   In the year 1779 joachim Nicolas Eggert, composer  

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

Feb 24   George Rogers Clark captures Vincennes IN from British on this day in history.  

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

Mar 01   In the year 1779 jacob Gottfried Weber, composer  

Mar 06   In the year 1779 philipp Roth, composer  

Mar 11   On this day in history uS army Corps of Engineers established (1st time)  

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   On this day in history angelo Maria Benincori, composer  

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

Apr 11   In the year 1779 louise Reichardt, composer  

Apr 21   William Knyvett, composer in the year 1779.  

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 in the year 1779.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1779

Famous People Born In This Year In History

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

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

Jan 05   Zebulon Montgomery Pike, explorer (Pike's Peak) was born in the year 1779.  

Jan 08   In the year 1779 birth of john White, composer  

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 in the year 1779.  

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 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 death of claudius Smith, American Revolutionary War loyalist (b. 1736)  

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

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 died in the year 1779.  

Feb 16   In the year 1779 william Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies  

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

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