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Historical Events In 1778

Sunday, 09 May 2021

Mar 07   Capt James Cook 1st sights Oregon coast, at Yaquina Bay on this day in history.  

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

Mar 07   In the year 1778 continental Navy frigate Randolph (32 guns) engages HMS Yarmouth (64). Randolph explodes and sinks with the loss of all but 4 men.  

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 on this day in history.  

Mar 15   On this day in history 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   Capt Cook sights Cape Flattery, in Washington state on this day in history.  

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

Mar 30   On this day in history playwright Voltaire crowned with laurel wreath  

Apr 01   In the year 1778 oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, creates "$"  

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

Apr 06   On this day in history joseph Funk, composer  

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   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   In the year 1778 sloop-in-war Ranger captures British brig  

Apr 22   Captain John Paul Jones of Ranger led landing party raid on Whitehaven, England in the year 1778.  

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

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

May 01   In the year 1778 dengue fever in Spain  

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

Jun 06   On this day in history the birth of George (Beau) Brummell, Fashion leader  

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   On this day in history 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 in the year 1778.  

Jun 19   On this day in history washington's troops finally leave Valley Forge  

Jun 24   David Rittenhouse observes a total solar eclipse in Philadelphia 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   In the year 1778 birth of fortunato Santini, composer  

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 in the year 1778.  

Jan 26   Ugo Foscolo, Italian poet (Ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 31   Franz Anton graaf von Kolowrat, Austrian premiere of Bohemia (1848) was born in the year 1778.  

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   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   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   Thomas A Arne, English composer (Alfred, Rule Britannia), dies at 67 on this day in history.  

Mar 07   On this day in history 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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