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Historical Events In 1778

Monday, 27 May 2019

Mar 07   On this day in history 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   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   In the year 1778 nootka Sound, Vancouver Is discovered by Capt Cook  

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   Playwright Voltaire crowned with laurel wreath on this day in history.  

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

Apr 01   In the year 1778 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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1778.  

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

Apr 17   On this day in history sloop-in-war Ranger captures British brig  

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

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   In the year 1778 johann Gansbacher, composer  

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

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

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jun 19   Washington's troops finally leave Valley Forge in the year 1778.  

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

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

Jan 05   Fortunato Santini, composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 10   In the year 1778 birth of carolus Linnaeus, Swedish botanist (naming plants & animals)  

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

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   In the year 1778 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   Charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

Jan 10   On this day in history 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   In the year 1778 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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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