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Historical Events Happened In 1779

Thursday, 18 September 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   Jean Coralli, Paris, ballet producer/choreographer in the year 1779.  

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 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   In the year 1779 john Burman, Dutch botanist/director (botanical gardens), dies at 71  

Jan 22   Stefano Pavesi, composer in the year 1779.  

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 on this day in history.  

Feb 02   Georg Philipp Kress, composer, dies at 59 in the year 1779.  

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 on this day in history.  

Feb 20   Augustus Callcott, landscape painter, Kensington in the year 1779.  

Feb 21   Friedrich C von Savigny, German lawyer in the year 1779.  

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   In the year 1779 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 in the year 1779.  

Mar 11   On this day in history uS army Corps of Engineers established (1st time)  

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   In the year 1779 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 on this day in history.  

Apr 11   Louise Reichardt, composer in the year 1779.  

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 in the year 1779.  

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

Jan 18   Peter Roget, thesaurus fame/inventor (slide rule, pocket chessboard) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 22   On this day in history birth of stefano Pavesi, composer  

Jan 24   Elizabeth Alexeievna (Louise of Baden), Russian tsarina (d. 1826) was born on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1779.  

Jan 22   On this day in history death of claudius Smith, American Revolutionary War loyalist (b. 1736)  

Feb 02   In the year 1779 georg Philipp Kress, composer, dies at 59  

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

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   Paul Daniel Longolius, German encylopedist (b. 1704) died on this day in history.