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Historical Events Happened In 1779

Monday, 29 August 2016

Jan 05   In the year 1779 stephen Decatur, US, naval hero (War of 1812)  

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   On this day in history capt Cooks last notation in ship's log Discovery  

Jan 17   Captain Cook's last notation in ship's log Discovery in the year 1779.  

Jan 18   On this day in history peter Roget, thesaurus fame/inventor (slide rule, pocket chessboard)  

Jan 18   On this day in history the birth of Peter Roget, Founder of Roget's Thesaurus  

Jan 20   On this day in history john Burman, Dutch botanist/director (botanical gardens), dies at 71  

Jan 22   On this day in history stefano Pavesi, composer  

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

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

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

Feb 07   In the year 1779 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   In the year 1779 william Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies  

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

Feb 21   On this day in history friedrich C von Savigny, German lawyer  

Feb 22   In the year 1779 joachim Nicolas Eggert, composer  

Feb 24   George Rogers Clark captures Vincennes (Ind) from British in the year 1779.  

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   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   Oliver Shaw, composer in the year 1779.  

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 in the year 1779.  

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

Jan 05   Zebulon Montgomery Pike, explorer (Pike's Peak) was born on this day in history.  

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

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   In the year 1779 birth of stefano Pavesi, composer  

Jan 24   In the year 1779 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   On this day in history john Burman, Dutch botanist/director (botanical gardens), dies at 71  

Jan 22   In the year 1779 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   William Boyce, composer, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

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.  

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