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Historical Events Happened In 1779

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

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

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

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   On this day in history 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   The birth of Peter Roget, Founder of Roget's Thesaurus on this day in history.  

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  

Jan 23   On this day in history charles Messier catalogs M56 (globular cluster in Lyra)  

Jan 31   On this day in history charles Messier adds M57 (Ring Nebula in Lyra) to his catalog  

Feb 02   On this day in history georg Philipp Kress, composer, dies at 59  

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

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

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

Feb 21   Friedrich C von Savigny, German lawyer on this day in history.  

Feb 22   Joachim Nicolas Eggert, composer on this day in history.  

Feb 24   George Rogers Clark captures Vincennes (Ind) from British on this day in history.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history oliver Shaw, composer  

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

Mar 21   Alexis Garaude, composer on this day in history.  

Mar 28   Angelo Maria Benincori, composer on this day in history.  

Apr 06   Tommaso MFS Traetta, Italian opera composer (Farnace), dies at 52 on this day in history.  

Apr 11   Louise Reichardt, composer on this day in history.  

Apr 21   On this day in history william Knyvett, composer  

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

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

Jan 22   On this day in history 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   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   On this day in history death of paul Daniel Longolius, German encylopedist (b. 1704)