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Historical Events For 1779

Monday, 22 May 2017

Nov 06   On this day in history michal Bogdanowicz, composer  

Nov 10   In the year 1779 joseph Hewes, US merchant/signer (Decl of Independence), dies at 49  

Nov 13   In the year 1779 thomas Chippendale, English furniture maker, dies at 61  

Dec 01   On this day in history pyotr Ivanovich Turchaninov, composer  

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

Dec 15   Manuel Jeronimo Romero de Avila, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

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") in the year 1779.  

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

Dec 23   On this day in history benedict Arnold court-martialed for improper conduct  

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Dec 28   Gennaro Manna, composer, dies at 64 in the year 1779.  

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   William Clowes, English printer (d. 1847) was born on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1779 birth of jean Coralli, Paris, ballet producer/choreographer  

Jan 18   In the year 1779 birth of peter Roget, thesaurus fame/inventor (slide rule, pocket chessboard)  

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 in the year 1779.  

Jan 20   In the year 1779 john Burman, Dutch botanist/director (botanical gardens), dies at 71  

Jan 22   Claudius Smith, American Revolutionary War loyalist (b. 1736) died in the year 1779.  

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 death of james Cook, Scottish explorer killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii at 50  

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.  

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