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Historical Events For 1779

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Nov 06   On this day in history michal Bogdanowicz, composer  

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

Nov 13   Thomas Chippendale, English furniture maker, dies at 61 in the year 1779.  

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

Dec 14   On this day in history mariano Rodriguiz de Ledesma, composer  

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

Dec 18   Jan Punt, engraver/illustrator/actor (Gideonschool), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

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

Dec 19   Auguste-Gaspard-Louis Desnoyers, Paris France, engraver in the year 1779.  

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

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Dec 28   In the year 1779 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   Stephen Decatur, US, naval hero (War of 1812) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of zebulon Montgomery Pike, explorer (Pike's Peak)  

Jan 08   In the year 1779 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   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   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   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   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   William Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies on this day in history.  

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

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