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Historical Events In 1778

Monday, 30 March 2020

Mar 07   On this day in history capt James Cook 1st sights Oregon coast, at Yaquina Bay  

Mar 07   Captain James Cook sights Oregon coast, at Yaquina Bay in the year 1778.  

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 in the year 1778.  

Mar 15   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 in the year 1778.  

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

Mar 15   On this day in history nootka Sound, Vancouver Island discovered by Captain Cook  

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   In the year 1778 playwright Voltaire crowned with laurel wreath  

Apr 01   Oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, creates "$" in the year 1778.  

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

Apr 06   On this day in history joseph Funk, composer  

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

Apr 08   On this day in history oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, creates "$"  

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

Apr 10   William Hazlitt, Maidstone Kent England, essayist/critic on this day in history.  

Apr 17   Sloop-in-war Ranger captures British brig in the year 1778.  

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

Apr 22   In the year 1778 james Hargreaves, inventor (spinning jenny), dies  

May 01   American Revolution: The Battle of Crooked Billet begins in Hatboro, Pennsylvania in the year 1778.  

May 08   Johann Gansbacher, composer in the year 1778.  

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

May 28   On this day in history friedrich Westenholz, composer  

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

Jun 06   In the year 1778 the birth of George (Beau) Brummell, Fashion leader  

Jun 07   In the year 1778 george Bryan "Beau" Brummel, London England, English dandy  

Jun 07   In the year 1778 johann Georg Zechner, composer, dies at 62  

Jun 12   Philip Livingston, American merchant (signed Declaration of Independance), dies at 62 on this day in history.  

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

Jun 18   In the year 1778 british Redcoats evacuate Phila  

Jun 19   Washington's troops finally leave Valley Forge on this day in history.  

Jun 24   David Rittenhouse observes a total solar eclipse in Philadelphia on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history 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   Anton Fischer, composer was born in the year 1778.  

Jan 24   Charles F, duke of Berry/son of French king Charles X was born on this day in history.  

Jan 26   On this day in history birth of ugo Foscolo, Italian poet (Ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis)  

Jan 31   On this day in history birth of franz Anton graaf von Kolowrat, Austrian premiere of Bohemia (1848)  

Feb 04   A. P. de Candolle, Swiss botanist (d. 1841) was born in the year 1778.  

Famous Deaths In 1778

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 04   In the year 1778 charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter, dies at 57  

Jan 10   Carolus Linaeus "Carl von Linne", Swedish botanist/explorer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Feb 15   Johann Gottlieb Gorner, composer, dies at 80 in the year 1778.  

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

Feb 20   Laura Bassi, Italian scholar (b. 1711) died in the year 1778.  

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

Mar 07   Charles De Geer, Swedish industrialist (b. 1720) died on this day in history.  

Mar 13   In the year 1778 death of charles le Beau, French historian (b. 1701)  

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