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Historical Events For 1779

Friday, 22 September 2017

Jan 05   In the year 1779 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   In the year 1779 jean Coralli, Paris, ballet producer/choreographer  

Jan 17   Capt Cooks last notation in ship's log Discovery in the year 1779.  

Jan 17   In the year 1779 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   In the year 1779 john Burman, Dutch botanist/director (botanical gardens), dies at 71  

Jan 22   Stefano Pavesi, composer in the year 1779.  

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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   On this day in history 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 in the year 1779.  

Feb 16   William Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies on this day in history.  

Feb 20   In the year 1779 augustus Callcott, landscape painter, Kensington  

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

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   In the year 1779 jacob Gottfried Weber, composer  

Mar 06   In the year 1779 philipp Roth, composer  

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

Mar 13   Oliver Shaw, composer in the year 1779.  

Mar 15   William Lamb, (Whig) Viscount Melbourne, British PM (1834, 1835-41) in the year 1779.  

Mar 21   Alexis Garaude, composer in the year 1779.  

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

Apr 06   Tommaso MFS Traetta, Italian opera composer (Farnace), dies at 52 in the year 1779.  

Apr 11   On this day in history louise Reichardt, composer  

Apr 21   William Knyvett, composer on this day in history.  

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

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

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Jan 01   In the year 1779 birth of william Clowes, English printer (d. 1847)  

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

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

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

Jan 22   In the year 1779 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   On this day in history death of claude Bourgelat, French veterinary surgeon (b. 1712)  

Jan 20   In the year 1779 john Burman, Dutch botanist/director (botanical gardens), dies at 71  

Jan 22   Claudius Smith, American Revolutionary War loyalist (b. 1736) died in the year 1779.  

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

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

Feb 24   On this day in history death of paul Daniel Longolius, German encylopedist (b. 1704)  

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