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Historical Events In 1778

Sunday, 28 February 2021

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 in the year 1778.  

Mar 08   In the year 1778 friedrich August Kanne, composer  

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

Mar 15   Nootka Sound, Vancouver Island discovered by Captain Cook in the year 1778.  

Mar 22   Capt Cook sights Cape Flattery, in Washington state on this day in history.  

Mar 22   On this day in history captain Cook sights Cape Flattery, in Washington state we really should have claimed it!  

Mar 30   Playwright Voltaire crowned with laurel wreath in the year 1778.  

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

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

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

Apr 07   Johann Balthasar Kehl, composer, dies at 52 in the year 1778.  

Apr 08   Oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, creates "$" on this day in history.  

Apr 08   In the year 1778 pieter Teyler van der Hulst, Dutch founder (Teyler Museum), dies at 76  

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

Apr 17   Sloop-in-war Ranger captures British brig on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1778 american Revolution: The Battle of Crooked Billet begins in Hatboro, Pennsylvania.  

May 01   On this day in history dengue fever in Spain  

May 08   Johann Gansbacher, composer in the year 1778.  

May 11   On this day in history william Pitt Sr, English premier (1756-61, 66-68), dies at 69  

May 28   Friedrich Westenholz, composer in the year 1778.  

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

Jun 06   The birth of George (Beau) Brummell, Fashion leader on this day in history.  

Jun 07   George Bryan "Beau" Brummel, London England, English dandy in the year 1778.  

Jun 07   Johann Georg Zechner, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

Jun 24   In the year 1778 david Rittenhouse observes a total solar eclipse in Philadelphia  

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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   Fortunato Santini, composer was born in the year 1778.  

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

Jan 13   In the year 1778 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   In the year 1778 birth of ugo Foscolo, Italian poet (Ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis)  

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   On this day in history charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter, dies at 57  

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 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 on this day in history.  

Mar 05   In the year 1778 thomas A Arne, English composer (Alfred, Rule Britannia), dies at 67  

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 in the year 1778.  

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