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Historical Events Happened In 1779

Friday, 24 October 2014

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   Jean Coralli, Paris, ballet producer/choreographer on this day in history.  

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   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   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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1779.  

Feb 20   Augustus Callcott, landscape painter, Kensington on this day in history.  

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

Feb 22   In the year 1779 joachim Nicolas Eggert, composer  

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

Feb 24   On this day in history 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   On this day in history jacob Gottfried Weber, composer  

Mar 06   Philipp Roth, composer in the year 1779.  

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

Mar 13   Oliver Shaw, composer in the year 1779.  

Mar 15   William Lamb, (Whig) Viscount Melbourne, British PM (1834, 1835-41) on this day in history.  

Mar 21   On this day in history alexis Garaude, composer  

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

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

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) in the year 1779.  

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   In the year 1779 birth of stephen Decatur, US, naval hero (War of 1812)  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of zebulon Montgomery Pike, explorer (Pike's Peak)  

Jan 08   John White, composer was born in the year 1779.  

Jan 15   Jean Coralli, Paris, ballet producer/choreographer was born in the year 1779.  

Jan 18   In the year 1779 birth of peter Roget, thesaurus fame/inventor (slide rule, pocket chessboard)  

Jan 22   Stefano Pavesi, composer was born in the year 1779.  

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   In the year 1779 death of claudius Smith, American Revolutionary War loyalist (b. 1736)  

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

Feb 16   On this day in history william Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies  

Feb 24   In the year 1779 death of paul Daniel Longolius, German encylopedist (b. 1704)