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Historical Events In 1778

Thursday, 20 February 2020

Mar 07   In the year 1778 capt James Cook 1st sights Oregon coast, at Yaquina Bay  

Mar 07   In the year 1778 captain James Cook sights Oregon coast, at Yaquina Bay  

Mar 07   Continental Navy frigate Randolph (32 guns) engages HMS Yarmouth (64). Randolph explodes and sinks with the loss of all but 4 men on this day in history.  

Mar 08   Friedrich August Kanne, composer on this day in history.  

Mar 15   In the year 1778 nootka Sound, BC Captain James Cook reaches the west coast of Vancouver Island with his ships Resolution and Discovery, on the way to search for a North West Passage from the Pacific; names the site Friendly Cove after a warm reception from local Nootka people  

Mar 15   Nootka Sound, Vancouver Is discovered by Capt Cook in the year 1778.  

Mar 15   Nootka Sound, Vancouver Island discovered by Captain Cook on this day in history.  

Mar 22   Capt Cook sights Cape Flattery, in Washington state in the year 1778.  

Mar 22   In the year 1778 captain Cook sights Cape Flattery, in Washington state we really should have claimed it!  

Mar 30   On this day in history playwright Voltaire crowned with laurel wreath  

Apr 01   On this day in history oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, creates "$"  

Apr 01   Oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, creates "$" symbol on this day in history.  

Apr 06   Joseph Funk, composer on this day in history.  

Apr 07   On this day in history johann Balthasar Kehl, composer, dies at 52  

Apr 08   Oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, creates "$" in the year 1778.  

Apr 08   Pieter Teyler van der Hulst, Dutch founder (Teyler Museum), dies at 76 on this day in history.  

Apr 10   On this day in history william Hazlitt, Maidstone Kent England, essayist/critic  

Apr 17   In the year 1778 sloop-in-war Ranger captures British brig  

Apr 22   Captain John Paul Jones of Ranger led landing party raid on Whitehaven, England on this day in history.  

Apr 22   James Hargreaves, inventor (spinning jenny), dies on this day in history.  

May 01   American Revolution: The Battle of Crooked Billet begins in Hatboro, Pennsylvania on this day in history.  

May 08   Johann Gansbacher, composer in the year 1778.  

May 11   In the year 1778 william Pitt Sr, English premier (1756-61, 66-68), dies at 69  

May 28   Friedrich Westenholz, composer on this day in history.  

May 30   Voltaire, [Francois-Marie Arouet], French writer (Candide), dies at 42 on this day in history.  

Jun 06   On this day in history the birth of George (Beau) Brummell, Fashion leader  

Jun 07   George Bryan "Beau" Brummel, London England, English dandy on this day in history.  

Jun 07   Johann Georg Zechner, composer, dies at 62 in the year 1778.  

Jun 12   On this day in history philip Livingston, American merchant (signed Declaration of Independance), dies at 62  

Jun 18   American forces enter Philadelphia as the British withdraw during the Revolutionary War on this day in history.  

Jun 18   British Redcoats evacuate Phila on this day in history.  

Jun 19   On this day in history washington's troops finally leave Valley Forge  

Jun 24   On this day in history david Rittenhouse observes a total solar eclipse in Philadelphia  

Jun 24   On this day in history peter Burmannus Secundus, [P Burman], Dutch classicist, dies at 64  

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Famous Birthdays In 1778

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 03   In the year 1778 birth of antoni Melchior FijaƂkowski, Polish bishop (d. 1861)  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of fortunato Santini, composer  

Jan 10   Carolus Linnaeus, Swedish botanist (naming plants & animals) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 13   On this day in history birth of anton Fischer, composer  

Jan 24   On this day in history birth of charles F, duke of Berry/son of French king Charles X  

Jan 26   Ugo Foscolo, Italian poet (Ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 31   In the year 1778 birth of franz Anton graaf von Kolowrat, Austrian premiere of Bohemia (1848)  

Feb 04   In the year 1778 birth of a. P. de Candolle, Swiss botanist (d. 1841)  

Famous Deaths In 1778

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 04   Charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter, dies at 57 in the year 1778.  

Jan 10   In the year 1778 carolus Linaeus "Carl von Linne", Swedish botanist/explorer, dies at 70  

Feb 15   On this day in history johann Gottlieb Gorner, composer, dies at 80  

Feb 18   Joseph Marie Terray, French statesman (b. 1715) died on this day in history.  

Feb 20   In the year 1778 death of laura Bassi, Italian scholar (b. 1711)  

Mar 05   Thomas A Arne, English composer (Alfred, Rule Britannia), dies at 67 in the year 1778.  

Mar 07   In the year 1778 death of charles De Geer, Swedish industrialist (b. 1720)  

Mar 13   On this day in history death of charles le Beau, French historian (b. 1701)  

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