Historical Events Happened In 1779
Wednesday, 01 July 2015
Jan 05 Stephen Decatur, US, naval hero (War of 1812) on this day in history.
Jan 08 In the year 1779 john White, composer
Jan 11 In the year 1779 ching-Thang Khomba is crowned King of Manipur.
Jan 15 Jean Coralli, Paris, ballet producer/choreographer in the year 1779.
Jan 17 Capt Cooks last notation in ship's log Discovery on this day in history.
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 In the year 1779 the birth of Peter Roget, Founder of Roget's Thesaurus
Jan 20 On this day in history john Burman, Dutch botanist/director (botanical gardens), dies at 71
Jan 22 In the year 1779 stefano Pavesi, composer
Jan 23 Charles Messier catalogs M56 (globular cluster in Lyra) on this day in history.
Jan 31 In the year 1779 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 James Cook, Scottish explorer killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii at 50 on this day in history.
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 Joachim Nicolas Eggert, composer on this day in history.
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 Jan Nepveu, Dutch gov-gen of Suriname (1769-79), dies at 59 on this day in history.
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) on this day in history.
Mar 13 In the year 1779 oliver Shaw, composer
Mar 15 William Lamb, (Whig) Viscount Melbourne, British PM (1834, 1835-41) in the year 1779.
Mar 21 Alexis Garaude, composer on this day in history.
Mar 28 Angelo Maria Benincori, composer in the year 1779.
Apr 06 Tommaso MFS Traetta, Italian opera composer (Farnace), dies at 52 on this day in history.
Apr 11 Louise Reichardt, composer in the year 1779.
Apr 21 William Knyvett, composer on this day in history.
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.