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Historical Events Happened In 1779

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

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

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

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

Dec 01   Pyotr Ivanovich Turchaninov, composer on this day in history.  

Dec 14   Mariano Rodriguiz de Ledesma, composer on this day in history.  

Dec 15   On this day in history manuel Jeronimo Romero de Avila, composer, dies at 62  

Dec 18   On this day in history jan Punt, engraver/illustrator/actor (Gideonschool), dies at 68  

Dec 18   Joseph Grimaldi, England, pantomimist ("greatest clown in history") on this day in history.  

Dec 19   On this day in history auguste-Gaspard-Louis Desnoyers, Paris France, engraver  

Dec 23   Benedict Arnold court-martialed for improper conduct on this day in history.  

Dec 28   Gennaro Manna, composer, dies at 64 on this day in history.  

Dec 31   English fleet beat Dutch Merchant vessels on this day in history.  

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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   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

Jan 22   On this day in history death of claudius Smith, American Revolutionary War loyalist (b. 1736)  

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   On this day in history william Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies  

Feb 24   Paul Daniel Longolius, German encylopedist (b. 1704) died on this day in history.