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Historical Events In 1779

Sunday, 13 October 2019

Jan 05   In the year 1779 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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 17   In the year 1779 capt Cooks last notation in ship's log Discovery  

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

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

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

Jan 23   Charles Messier catalogs M56 (globular cluster in Lyra) on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Feb 20   In the year 1779 augustus Callcott, landscape painter, Kensington  

Feb 21   Friedrich C von Savigny, German lawyer on this day in history.  

Feb 22   On this day in history joachim Nicolas Eggert, composer  

Feb 24   In the year 1779 george Rogers Clark captures Vincennes (Ind) from British  

Feb 24   In the year 1779 george Rogers Clark captures Vincennes IN from British  

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

Mar 01   In the year 1779 jacob Gottfried Weber, composer  

Mar 06   Philipp Roth, composer in the year 1779.  

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

Mar 13   In the year 1779 oliver Shaw, composer  

Mar 15   In the year 1779 william Lamb, (Whig) Viscount Melbourne, British PM (1834, 1835-41)  

Mar 21   On this day in history alexis Garaude, composer  

Mar 28   Angelo Maria Benincori, composer on this day in history.  

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

Apr 11   On this day in history louise Reichardt, composer  

Apr 21   William Knyvett, composer on this day in history.  

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

May 11   On this day in history 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 in the year 1779.  

Jan 05   Stephen Decatur, US, naval hero (War of 1812) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

Jan 15   In the year 1779 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   Elizabeth Alexeievna (Louise of Baden), Russian tsarina (d. 1826) was born in the year 1779.  

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

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

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

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

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

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