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Historical Events Happened In 1779

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Jan 05   Stephen Decatur, US, naval hero (War of 1812) on this day in history.  

Jan 08   On this day in history john White, composer  

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   Capt Cooks last notation in ship's log Discovery on this day in history.  

Jan 17   On this day in history captain Cook's last notation in ship's log Discovery  

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

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 22   Stefano Pavesi, composer on this day in history.  

Jan 23   Charles Messier catalogs M56 (globular cluster in Lyra) on this day in history.  

Jan 31   Charles Messier adds M57 (Ring Nebula in Lyra) to his catalog on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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   On this day in history joachim Nicolas Eggert, composer  

Feb 24   On this day in history 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   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   On this day in history philipp Roth, composer  

Mar 11   US army Corps of Engineers established (1st time) on this day in history.  

Mar 13   Oliver Shaw, composer on this day in history.  

Mar 15   On this day in history william Lamb, (Whig) Viscount Melbourne, British PM (1834, 1835-41)  

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   On this day in history louise Reichardt, composer  

Apr 21   On this day in history william Knyvett, composer  

May 02   John Galt, Scotland, novelist (Ayrshire Legatees, Lawrie Todd) on this day in history.  

May 11   On this day in history john Heart, US farmer (signed Decl of Independence), dies at about 68  

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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   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   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   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   Claudius Smith, American Revolutionary War loyalist (b. 1736) died on this day in history.  

Feb 02   Georg Philipp Kress, composer, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

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   William Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies on this day in history.  

Feb 24   Paul Daniel Longolius, German encylopedist (b. 1704) died on this day in history.