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Historical Events In 1778

Monday, 19 November 2018

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

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   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   In the year 1778 nootka Sound, Vancouver Is discovered by Capt Cook  

Mar 15   Nootka Sound, Vancouver Island discovered by Captain Cook on this day in history.  

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   Playwright Voltaire crowned with laurel wreath in the year 1778.  

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   Joseph Funk, composer on this day in history.  

Apr 07   On this day in history johann Balthasar Kehl, composer, dies at 52  

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   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   On this day in history captain John Paul Jones of Ranger led landing party raid on Whitehaven, England  

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

May 01   In the year 1778 american Revolution: The Battle of Crooked Billet begins in Hatboro, Pennsylvania.  

May 08   In the year 1778 johann Gansbacher, composer  

May 11   In the year 1778 william Pitt Sr, English premier (1756-61, 66-68), dies at 69  

May 28   In the year 1778 friedrich Westenholz, composer  

May 30   Voltaire, [Francois-Marie Arouet], French writer (Candide), dies at 42 in the year 1778.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jun 12   Philip Livingston, American merchant (signed Declaration of Independance), dies at 62 in the year 1778.  

Jun 18   American forces enter Philadelphia as the British withdraw during the Revolutionary War on this day in history.  

Jun 18   On this day in history british Redcoats evacuate Phila  

Jun 19   In the year 1778 washington's troops finally leave Valley Forge  

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

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   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   In the year 1778 birth of carolus Linnaeus, Swedish botanist (naming plants & animals)  

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

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   In the year 1778 charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter, dies at 57  

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

Mar 07   Charles De Geer, Swedish industrialist (b. 1720) died in the year 1778.  

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

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