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Historical Events In 1778

Monday, 18 November 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   In the year 1778 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  

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

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   On this day in history 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   Oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, creates "$" in the year 1778.  

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

Apr 06   In the year 1778 joseph Funk, composer  

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

Apr 08   Oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, creates "$" in the year 1778.  

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   In the year 1778 james Hargreaves, inventor (spinning jenny), dies  

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 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history george Bryan "Beau" Brummel, London England, English dandy  

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   American forces enter Philadelphia as the British withdraw during the Revolutionary War in the year 1778.  

Jun 18   British Redcoats evacuate Phila on this day in history.  

Jun 19   Washington's troops finally leave Valley Forge in the year 1778.  

Jun 24   David Rittenhouse observes a total solar eclipse in Philadelphia on this day in history.  

Jun 24   On this day in history peter Burmannus Secundus, [P Burman], Dutch classicist, dies at 64  

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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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 26   Ugo Foscolo, Italian poet (Ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis) was born in the year 1778.  

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   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   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   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   Charles le Beau, French historian (b. 1701) died on this day in history.  

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