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Historical Events Happened In 1779

Sunday, 01 March 2015

Nov 06   Michal Bogdanowicz, composer on this day in history.  

Nov 10   Joseph Hewes, US merchant/signer (Decl of Independence), dies at 49 on this day in history.  

Nov 13   On this day in history thomas Chippendale, English furniture maker, dies at 61  

Dec 01   Pyotr Ivanovich Turchaninov, composer in the year 1779.  

Dec 14   Mariano Rodriguiz de Ledesma, composer in the year 1779.  

Dec 15   In the year 1779 manuel Jeronimo Romero de Avila, composer, dies at 62  

Dec 18   In the year 1779 jan Punt, engraver/illustrator/actor (Gideonschool), dies at 68  

Dec 18   Joseph Grimaldi, England, pantomimist ("greatest clown in history") in the year 1779.  

Dec 19   Auguste-Gaspard-Louis Desnoyers, Paris France, engraver on this day in history.  

Dec 23   In the year 1779 benedict Arnold court-martialed for improper conduct  

Dec 28   On this day in history gennaro Manna, composer, dies at 64  

Dec 31   On this day in history english fleet beat Dutch Merchant vessels  

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Famous Birthdays In 1779

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of william Clowes, English printer (d. 1847)  

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

Jan 05   In the year 1779 birth of zebulon Montgomery Pike, explorer (Pike's Peak)  

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

Jan 15   On this day in history birth of jean Coralli, Paris, ballet producer/choreographer  

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

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

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   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 died in the year 1779.  

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)