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Historical Events In 1778

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Mar 07   On this day in history capt James Cook 1st sights Oregon coast, at Yaquina Bay  

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

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   On this day in history 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   Nootka Sound, Vancouver Is discovered by Capt Cook in the year 1778.  

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

Mar 22   In the year 1778 capt Cook sights Cape Flattery, in Washington state  

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 "$" in the year 1778.  

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 "$" on this day in history.  

Apr 08   Pieter Teyler van der Hulst, Dutch founder (Teyler Museum), dies at 76 on this day in history.  

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

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 in the year 1778.  

May 01   On this day in history american Revolution: The Battle of Crooked Billet begins in Hatboro, Pennsylvania.  

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

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   The birth of George (Beau) Brummell, Fashion leader in the year 1778.  

Jun 07   George Bryan "Beau" Brummel, London England, English dandy on this day in history.  

Jun 07   Johann Georg Zechner, composer, dies at 62 in the year 1778.  

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

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

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   Antoni Melchior FijaƂkowski, Polish bishop (d. 1861) was born in the year 1778.  

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

Jan 10   Carolus Linnaeus, Swedish botanist (naming plants & animals) was born in the year 1778.  

Jan 13   Anton Fischer, composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 24   Charles F, duke of Berry/son of French king Charles X was born in the year 1778.  

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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1778.  

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

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

Feb 18   Joseph Marie Terray, French statesman (b. 1715) died on this day in history.  

Feb 20   On this day in history death of laura Bassi, Italian scholar (b. 1711)  

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

Mar 07   On this day in history death of charles De Geer, Swedish industrialist (b. 1720)  

Mar 13   On this day in history death of charles le Beau, French historian (b. 1701)  

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