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Historical Events In 1778

Saturday, 21 September 2019

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

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

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

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

Mar 22   On this day in history capt Cook sights Cape Flattery, in Washington state  

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

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

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

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   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 on this day in history.  

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

Apr 22   In the year 1778 captain John Paul Jones of Ranger led landing party raid on Whitehaven, England  

Apr 22   On this day in history james Hargreaves, inventor (spinning jenny), dies  

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

May 08   Johann Gansbacher, composer on this day in history.  

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

May 28   In the year 1778 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   George Bryan "Beau" Brummel, London England, English dandy in the year 1778.  

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

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

Jun 24   Peter Burmannus Secundus, [P Burman], Dutch classicist, dies at 64 on this day in history.  

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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 on this day in history.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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   Carolus Linaeus "Carl von Linne", Swedish botanist/explorer, dies at 70 in the year 1778.  

Feb 15   In the year 1778 johann Gottlieb Gorner, composer, dies at 80  

Feb 18   Joseph Marie Terray, French statesman (b. 1715) died in the year 1778.  

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

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

Mar 07   Charles De Geer, Swedish industrialist (b. 1720) died in the year 1778.  

Mar 13   Charles le Beau, French historian (b. 1701) died in the year 1778.  

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