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Historical Events In 1779

Sunday, 31 May 2020

Jan 05   In the year 1779 stephen Decatur, US, naval hero (War of 1812)  

Jan 08   In the year 1779 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   On this day in history peter Roget, thesaurus fame/inventor (slide rule, pocket chessboard)  

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

Jan 20   On this day in history 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   Georg Philipp Kress, composer, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

Feb 07   In the year 1779 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   Augustus Callcott, landscape painter, Kensington on this day in history.  

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

Feb 27   In the year 1779 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   In the year 1779 philipp Roth, composer  

Mar 11   US army Corps of Engineers established (1st time) on this day in history.  

Mar 13   In the year 1779 oliver Shaw, composer  

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   In the year 1779 angelo Maria Benincori, composer  

Apr 06   Tommaso MFS Traetta, Italian opera composer (Farnace), dies at 52 in the year 1779.  

Apr 11   On this day in history louise Reichardt, composer  

Apr 21   On this day in history william Knyvett, composer  

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

May 11   In the year 1779 john Heart, US farmer (signed Decl of Independence), dies at about 68  

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Famous Birthdays In 1779

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   William Clowes, English printer (d. 1847) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of zebulon Montgomery Pike, explorer (Pike's Peak)  

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

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   On this day in history 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   Claude Bourgelat, French veterinary surgeon (b. 1712) died on this day in history.  

Jan 20   John Burman, Dutch botanist/director (botanical gardens), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

Jan 22   In the year 1779 death of claudius Smith, American Revolutionary War loyalist (b. 1736)  

Feb 02   Georg Philipp Kress, composer, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 14   On this day in history death of 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 24   Paul Daniel Longolius, German encylopedist (b. 1704) died in the year 1779.  

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