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Historical Events In 1779

Thursday, 20 June 2019

Jan 05   Stephen Decatur, US, naval hero (War of 1812) in the year 1779.  

Jan 08   John White, composer on this day in history.  

Jan 11   Ching-Thang Khomba is crowned King of Manipur in the year 1779.  

Jan 15   Jean Coralli, Paris, ballet producer/choreographer in the year 1779.  

Jan 17   Capt Cooks last notation in ship's log Discovery on this day in history.  

Jan 17   Captain Cook's last notation in ship's log Discovery on this day in history.  

Jan 18   Peter Roget, thesaurus fame/inventor (slide rule, pocket chessboard) on this day in history.  

Jan 18   The birth of Peter Roget, Founder of Roget's Thesaurus on this day in history.  

Jan 20   In the year 1779 john Burman, Dutch botanist/director (botanical gardens), dies at 71  

Jan 22   Stefano Pavesi, composer in the year 1779.  

Jan 23   Charles Messier catalogs M56 (globular cluster in Lyra) in the year 1779.  

Jan 31   Charles Messier adds M57 (Ring Nebula in Lyra) to his catalog on this day in history.  

Feb 02   In the year 1779 georg Philipp Kress, composer, dies at 59  

Feb 07   William Boyce, composer, dies at 67 in the year 1779.  

Feb 14   On this day in history james Cook, Scottish explorer killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii at 50  

Feb 16   In the year 1779 william Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies  

Feb 20   Augustus Callcott, landscape painter, Kensington on this day in history.  

Feb 21   In the year 1779 friedrich C von Savigny, German lawyer  

Feb 22   Joachim Nicolas Eggert, composer on this day in history.  

Feb 24   George Rogers Clark captures Vincennes (Ind) from British in the year 1779.  

Feb 24   George Rogers Clark captures Vincennes IN from British on this day in history.  

Feb 27   Jan Nepveu, Dutch gov-gen of Suriname (1769-79), dies at 59 in the year 1779.  

Mar 01   Jacob Gottfried Weber, composer on this day in history.  

Mar 06   Philipp Roth, composer in the year 1779.  

Mar 11   On this day in history uS army Corps of Engineers established (1st time)  

Mar 13   Oliver Shaw, composer in the year 1779.  

Mar 15   On this day in history william Lamb, (Whig) Viscount Melbourne, British PM (1834, 1835-41)  

Mar 21   On this day in history alexis Garaude, composer  

Mar 28   On this day in history angelo Maria Benincori, composer  

Apr 06   In the year 1779 tommaso MFS Traetta, Italian opera composer (Farnace), dies at 52  

Apr 11   Louise Reichardt, composer in the year 1779.  

Apr 21   In the year 1779 william Knyvett, composer  

May 02   John Galt, Scotland, novelist (Ayrshire Legatees, Lawrie Todd) on this day in history.  

May 11   John Heart, US farmer (signed Decl of Independence), dies at about 68 in the year 1779.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1779

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of william Clowes, English printer (d. 1847)  

Jan 05   Stephen Decatur, US, naval hero (War of 1812) was born in the year 1779.  

Jan 05   Zebulon Montgomery Pike, explorer (Pike's Peak) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 08   On this day in history birth of john White, composer  

Jan 15   On this day in history birth of jean Coralli, Paris, ballet producer/choreographer  

Jan 18   In the year 1779 birth of peter Roget, thesaurus fame/inventor (slide rule, pocket chessboard)  

Jan 22   In the year 1779 birth of stefano Pavesi, composer  

Jan 24   In the year 1779 birth of elizabeth Alexeievna (Louise of Baden), Russian tsarina (d. 1826)  

Famous Deaths In 1779

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 03   In the year 1779 death of claude Bourgelat, French veterinary surgeon (b. 1712)  

Jan 20   In the year 1779 john Burman, Dutch botanist/director (botanical gardens), dies at 71  

Jan 22   Claudius Smith, American Revolutionary War loyalist (b. 1736) died in the year 1779.  

Feb 02   Georg Philipp Kress, composer, dies at 59 in the year 1779.  

Feb 07   William Boyce, composer, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

Feb 14   James Cook, Scottish explorer killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii at 50 died on this day in history.  

Feb 16   On this day in history william Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies  

Feb 24   Paul Daniel Longolius, German encylopedist (b. 1704) died on this day in history.  

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