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Historical Events Happened In 1779

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Nov 06   On this day in history michal Bogdanowicz, composer  

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   On this day in history mariano Rodriguiz de Ledesma, composer  

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   On this day in history joseph Grimaldi, England, pantomimist ("greatest clown in history")  

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

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

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   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   On this day in history birth of john White, composer  

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   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   On this day in history death of claude Bourgelat, French veterinary surgeon (b. 1712)  

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   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   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   On this day in history death of paul Daniel Longolius, German encylopedist (b. 1704)