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Historical Events In 1778

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

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 on this day in history.  

Mar 08   Friedrich August Kanne, composer on this day in history.  

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

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 "$" in the year 1778.  

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

Apr 10   In the year 1778 william Hazlitt, Maidstone Kent England, essayist/critic  

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

May 28   Friedrich Westenholz, composer on this day in history.  

May 30   In the year 1778 voltaire, [Francois-Marie Arouet], French writer (Candide), dies at 42  

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

Jun 07   On this day in history 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   In the year 1778 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   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   In the year 1778 birth of anton Fischer, composer  

Jan 24   In the year 1778 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   On this day in history birth of franz Anton graaf von Kolowrat, Austrian premiere of Bohemia (1848)  

Feb 04   On this day in history birth of a. P. de Candolle, Swiss botanist (d. 1841)  

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   On this day in history carolus Linaeus "Carl von Linne", Swedish botanist/explorer, dies at 70  

Feb 15   On this day in history johann Gottlieb Gorner, composer, dies at 80  

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   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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