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Historical Events In 1778

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Mar 07   Capt James Cook 1st sights Oregon coast, at Yaquina Bay in the year 1778.  

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   In the year 1778 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 on this day in history.  

Mar 15   Nootka Sound, Vancouver Is discovered by Capt Cook on this day in history.  

Mar 15   In the year 1778 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   Captain Cook sights Cape Flattery, in Washington state we really should have claimed it! in the year 1778.  

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 on this day in history.  

Apr 06   In the year 1778 joseph Funk, composer  

Apr 07   Johann Balthasar Kehl, composer, dies at 52 on this day in history.  

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 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 in the year 1778.  

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

May 01   On this day in history dengue fever in Spain  

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

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

Jun 24   On this day in history david Rittenhouse observes a total solar eclipse in Philadelphia  

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Famous Birthdays In 1778

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of antoni Melchior FijaƂkowski, Polish bishop (d. 1861)  

Jan 05   In the year 1778 birth of fortunato Santini, composer  

Jan 10   On this day in history birth of carolus Linnaeus, Swedish botanist (naming plants & animals)  

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

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

Mar 05   On this day in history thomas A Arne, English composer (Alfred, Rule Britannia), dies at 67  

Mar 07   Charles De Geer, Swedish industrialist (b. 1720) died on this day in history.  

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

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