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Historical Events Happened In 1779

Sunday, 21 December 2014

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

Jan 08   On this day in history john White, composer  

Jan 11   Ching-Thang Khomba is crowned King of Manipur in the year 1779.  

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   In the year 1779 captain Cook's last notation in ship's log Discovery  

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 in the year 1779.  

Jan 20   John Burman, Dutch botanist/director (botanical gardens), dies at 71 in the year 1779.  

Jan 22   In the year 1779 stefano Pavesi, composer  

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 in the year 1779.  

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

Feb 20   On this day in history augustus Callcott, landscape painter, Kensington  

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   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   In the year 1779 jan Nepveu, Dutch gov-gen of Suriname (1769-79), dies at 59  

Mar 01   Jacob Gottfried Weber, composer on this day in history.  

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   William Lamb, (Whig) Viscount Melbourne, British PM (1834, 1835-41) on this day in history.  

Mar 21   On this day in history alexis Garaude, composer  

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   In the year 1779 william Knyvett, composer  

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

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

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Famous Birthdays In 1779

Famous People Born In This Year In History

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

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

Jan 05   Zebulon Montgomery Pike, explorer (Pike's Peak) was born in the year 1779.  

Jan 08   John White, composer was born in the year 1779.  

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   Stefano Pavesi, composer was born in the year 1779.  

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