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Historical Events Happened In 1779

Saturday, 23 May 2015

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

Jan 08   John White, composer in the year 1779.  

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

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   In the year 1779 captain Cook's last notation in ship's log Discovery  

Jan 18   On this day in history peter Roget, thesaurus fame/inventor (slide rule, pocket chessboard)  

Jan 18   On this day in history the birth of Peter Roget, Founder of Roget's Thesaurus  

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

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   Charles Messier adds M57 (Ring Nebula in Lyra) to his catalog on this day in history.  

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   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   Friedrich C von Savigny, German lawyer in the year 1779.  

Feb 22   Joachim Nicolas Eggert, composer in the year 1779.  

Feb 24   In the year 1779 george Rogers Clark captures Vincennes (Ind) from British  

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   Philipp Roth, composer on this day in history.  

Mar 11   US army Corps of Engineers established (1st time) on this day in history.  

Mar 13   In the year 1779 oliver Shaw, composer  

Mar 15   On this day in history william Lamb, (Whig) Viscount Melbourne, British PM (1834, 1835-41)  

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   Louise Reichardt, composer on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history 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   Zebulon Montgomery Pike, explorer (Pike's Peak) was born in the year 1779.  

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

Jan 15   On this day in history 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   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   Claude Bourgelat, French veterinary surgeon (b. 1712) died on this day in history.  

Jan 20   On this day in history 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   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   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   On this day in history death of paul Daniel Longolius, German encylopedist (b. 1704)