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Historical Events In 1778

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Mar 07   Capt James Cook 1st sights Oregon coast, at Yaquina Bay in the year 1778.  

Mar 07   Captain James Cook sights Oregon coast, at Yaquina Bay on this day in history.  

Mar 07   In the year 1778 continental Navy frigate Randolph (32 guns) engages HMS Yarmouth (64). Randolph explodes and sinks with the loss of all but 4 men.  

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   In the year 1778 nootka Sound, Vancouver Is discovered by Capt Cook  

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

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

Apr 06   In the year 1778 joseph Funk, composer  

Apr 07   Johann Balthasar Kehl, composer, dies at 52 on this day in history.  

Apr 08   In the year 1778 oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, creates "$"  

Apr 08   Pieter Teyler van der Hulst, Dutch founder (Teyler Museum), dies at 76 in the year 1778.  

Apr 10   William Hazlitt, Maidstone Kent England, essayist/critic in the year 1778.  

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

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   On this day in history american Revolution: The Battle of Crooked Billet begins in Hatboro, Pennsylvania.  

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   In the year 1778 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   On this day in history johann Georg Zechner, composer, dies at 62  

Jun 12   In the year 1778 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 in the year 1778.  

Jun 18   On this day in history british Redcoats evacuate Phila  

Jun 19   In the year 1778 washington's troops finally leave Valley Forge  

Jun 24   David Rittenhouse observes a total solar eclipse in Philadelphia in the year 1778.  

Jun 24   Peter Burmannus Secundus, [P Burman], Dutch classicist, dies at 64 in the year 1778.  

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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   In the year 1778 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   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   Franz Anton graaf von Kolowrat, Austrian premiere of Bohemia (1848) was born in the year 1778.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 15   Johann Gottlieb Gorner, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

Feb 18   On this day in history death of joseph Marie Terray, French statesman (b. 1715)  

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   Charles le Beau, French historian (b. 1701) died on this day in history.  

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