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Historical Events In 1779

Thursday, 04 March 2021

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   On this day in history ching-Thang Khomba is crowned King of Manipur.  

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 in the year 1779.  

Jan 18   On this day in history peter Roget, thesaurus fame/inventor (slide rule, pocket chessboard)  

Jan 18   On this day in history the birth of Peter Roget, Founder of Roget's Thesaurus  

Jan 20   John Burman, Dutch botanist/director (botanical gardens), dies at 71 in the year 1779.  

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

Jan 23   In the year 1779 charles Messier catalogs M56 (globular cluster in Lyra)  

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

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   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 24   George Rogers Clark captures Vincennes (Ind) from British on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Mar 01   Jacob Gottfried Weber, composer in the year 1779.  

Mar 06   In the year 1779 philipp Roth, composer  

Mar 11   In the year 1779 uS army Corps of Engineers established (1st time)  

Mar 13   Oliver Shaw, composer on this day in history.  

Mar 15   William Lamb, (Whig) Viscount Melbourne, British PM (1834, 1835-41) in the year 1779.  

Mar 21   In the year 1779 alexis Garaude, composer  

Mar 28   On this day in history 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   William Knyvett, composer in the year 1779.  

May 02   In the year 1779 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   In the year 1779 birth of william Clowes, English printer (d. 1847)  

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

Jan 05   Zebulon Montgomery Pike, explorer (Pike's Peak) was born in the year 1779.  

Jan 08   In the year 1779 birth of john White, composer  

Jan 15   Jean Coralli, Paris, ballet producer/choreographer was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 22   Stefano Pavesi, composer was born in the year 1779.  

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   On this day in history death of claude Bourgelat, French veterinary surgeon (b. 1712)  

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

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   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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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