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Historical Events In 1779

Sunday, 09 August 2020

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   In the year 1779 ching-Thang Khomba is crowned King of Manipur.  

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

Jan 17   Capt Cooks last notation in ship's log Discovery in the year 1779.  

Jan 17   On this day in history captain Cook's last notation in ship's log Discovery  

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 in the year 1779.  

Jan 22   Stefano Pavesi, composer in the year 1779.  

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

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

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   On this day in history joachim Nicolas Eggert, composer  

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

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

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

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

Mar 06   Philipp Roth, composer on this day in history.  

Mar 11   US army Corps of Engineers established (1st time) in the year 1779.  

Mar 13   Oliver Shaw, composer in the year 1779.  

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   Angelo Maria Benincori, composer on this day in history.  

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

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

Apr 21   William Knyvett, composer in the year 1779.  

May 02   John Galt, Scotland, novelist (Ayrshire Legatees, Lawrie Todd) in the year 1779.  

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   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   Peter Roget, thesaurus fame/inventor (slide rule, pocket chessboard) was born in the year 1779.  

Jan 22   On this day in history birth of stefano Pavesi, composer  

Jan 24   Elizabeth Alexeievna (Louise of Baden), Russian tsarina (d. 1826) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1779

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 03   Claude Bourgelat, French veterinary surgeon (b. 1712) died in the year 1779.  

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 on this day in history.  

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   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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