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Historical Events In 1779

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Jan 05   On this day in history stephen Decatur, US, naval hero (War of 1812)  

Jan 08   On this day in history john White, composer  

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   On this day in history capt Cooks last notation in ship's log Discovery  

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) in the year 1779.  

Jan 18   The birth of Peter Roget, Founder of Roget's Thesaurus in the year 1779.  

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

Jan 22   Stefano Pavesi, composer on this day in history.  

Jan 23   On this day in history charles Messier catalogs M56 (globular cluster in Lyra)  

Jan 31   In the year 1779 charles Messier adds M57 (Ring Nebula in Lyra) to his catalog  

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

Feb 07   On this day in history william Boyce, composer, dies at 67  

Feb 14   In the year 1779 james Cook, Scottish explorer killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii at 50  

Feb 16   William Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies in the year 1779.  

Feb 20   On this day in history augustus Callcott, landscape painter, Kensington  

Feb 21   Friedrich C von Savigny, German lawyer in the year 1779.  

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

Feb 24   On this day in history george Rogers Clark captures Vincennes (Ind) from British  

Feb 24   On this day in history george Rogers Clark captures Vincennes IN from British  

Feb 27   On this day in history jan Nepveu, Dutch gov-gen of Suriname (1769-79), dies at 59  

Mar 01   On this day in history jacob Gottfried Weber, composer  

Mar 06   On this day in history philipp Roth, composer  

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   In the year 1779 william Lamb, (Whig) Viscount Melbourne, British PM (1834, 1835-41)  

Mar 21   Alexis Garaude, composer on this day in history.  

Mar 28   Angelo Maria Benincori, composer in the year 1779.  

Apr 06   Tommaso MFS Traetta, Italian opera composer (Farnace), dies at 52 on this day in history.  

Apr 11   Louise Reichardt, composer on this day in history.  

Apr 21   William Knyvett, composer in the year 1779.  

May 02   On this day in history john Galt, Scotland, novelist (Ayrshire Legatees, Lawrie Todd)  

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   On this day in history birth of stephen Decatur, US, naval hero (War of 1812)  

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

Jan 08   John White, composer was born in the year 1779.  

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

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   John Burman, Dutch botanist/director (botanical gardens), dies at 71 in the year 1779.  

Jan 22   On this day in history death of claudius Smith, American Revolutionary War loyalist (b. 1736)  

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

Feb 07   In the year 1779 william Boyce, composer, dies at 67  

Feb 14   James Cook, Scottish explorer killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii at 50 died in the year 1779.  

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

Feb 24   Paul Daniel Longolius, German encylopedist (b. 1704) died in the year 1779.  

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