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Historical Events In 1778

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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   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 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   On this day in history 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 in the year 1778.  

Mar 22   Captain Cook sights Cape Flattery, in Washington state we really should have claimed it! on this day in history.  

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

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   On this day in history joseph Funk, composer  

Apr 07   In the year 1778 johann Balthasar Kehl, composer, dies at 52  

Apr 08   In the year 1778 oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, creates "$"  

Apr 08   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

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 01   In the year 1778 dengue fever in Spain  

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   On this day in history friedrich Westenholz, composer  

May 30   On this day in history voltaire, [Francois-Marie Arouet], French writer (Candide), dies at 42  

Jun 06   The birth of George (Beau) Brummell, Fashion leader in the year 1778.  

Jun 07   On this day in history 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 in the year 1778.  

Jun 18   British Redcoats evacuate Phila in the year 1778.  

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.  

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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 in the year 1778.  

Jan 10   Carolus Linnaeus, Swedish botanist (naming plants & animals) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 13   In the year 1778 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   On this day in history 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   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   Carolus Linaeus "Carl von Linne", Swedish botanist/explorer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Feb 15   Johann Gottlieb Gorner, composer, dies at 80 in the year 1778.  

Feb 18   On this day in history death of joseph Marie Terray, French statesman (b. 1715)  

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

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

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