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Historical Events Happened In 1779

Thursday, 23 October 2014

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

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   On this day in history jean Coralli, Paris, ballet producer/choreographer  

Jan 17   In the year 1779 capt Cooks last notation in ship's log Discovery  

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   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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history georg Philipp Kress, composer, dies at 59  

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

Feb 14   James Cook, Scottish explorer killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii at 50 in the year 1779.  

Feb 16   William Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies in the year 1779.  

Feb 20   On this day in history augustus Callcott, landscape painter, Kensington  

Feb 21   On this day in history friedrich C von Savigny, German lawyer  

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

Feb 24   On this day in history george Rogers Clark captures Vincennes (Ind) from British  

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

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

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

Mar 06   On this day in history philipp Roth, composer  

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

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 in the year 1779.  

Mar 28   Angelo Maria Benincori, composer in the year 1779.  

Apr 06   On this day in history tommaso MFS Traetta, Italian opera composer (Farnace), dies at 52  

Apr 11   In the year 1779 louise Reichardt, composer  

Apr 21   On this day in history william Knyvett, composer  

May 02   In the year 1779 john Galt, Scotland, novelist (Ayrshire Legatees, Lawrie Todd)  

May 11   In the year 1779 john Heart, US farmer (signed Decl of Independence), dies at about 68  

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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   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   On this day in history birth of john White, composer  

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

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

Jan 22   On this day in history 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   On this day in history death of claude Bourgelat, French veterinary surgeon (b. 1712)  

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

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 in the year 1779.  

Feb 07   On this day in history william Boyce, composer, dies at 67  

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   On this day in history william Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies  

Feb 24   Paul Daniel Longolius, German encylopedist (b. 1704) died in the year 1779.