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Historical Events Happened In 1779

Sunday, 30 August 2015

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

Jan 08   In the year 1779 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   Captain Cook's last notation in ship's log Discovery on this day in history.  

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

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

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

Feb 07   William Boyce, composer, dies at 67 in the year 1779.  

Feb 14   In the year 1779 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 20   In the year 1779 augustus Callcott, landscape painter, Kensington  

Feb 21   In the year 1779 friedrich C von Savigny, German lawyer  

Feb 22   Joachim Nicolas Eggert, composer in the year 1779.  

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   Jan Nepveu, Dutch gov-gen of Suriname (1769-79), dies at 59 in the year 1779.  

Mar 01   Jacob Gottfried Weber, composer in the year 1779.  

Mar 06   Philipp Roth, composer on this day in history.  

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   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   On this day in history angelo Maria Benincori, composer  

Apr 06   On this day in history tommaso MFS Traetta, Italian opera composer (Farnace), dies at 52  

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 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Stephen Decatur, US, naval hero (War of 1812) was born in the year 1779.  

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 in the year 1779.  

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 in the year 1779.  

Famous Deaths In 1779

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 03   Claude Bourgelat, French veterinary surgeon (b. 1712) died in the year 1779.  

Jan 20   John Burman, Dutch botanist/director (botanical gardens), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

Jan 22   In the year 1779 death of claudius Smith, American Revolutionary War loyalist (b. 1736)  

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

Feb 07   William Boyce, composer, dies at 67 in the year 1779.  

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   In the year 1779 william Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies  

Feb 24   Paul Daniel Longolius, German encylopedist (b. 1704) died in the year 1779.  

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