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Historical Events In 1779

Saturday, 16 February 2019

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

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

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 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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 22   On this day in history stefano Pavesi, composer  

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

Jan 31   On this day in history 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   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   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   In the year 1779 friedrich C von Savigny, German lawyer  

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

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   Alexis Garaude, composer on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1779 william Knyvett, composer  

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

May 11   John Heart, US farmer (signed Decl of Independence), dies at about 68 on this day in history.  

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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   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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

Jan 24   On this day in history 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 in the year 1779.  

Jan 22   Claudius Smith, American Revolutionary War loyalist (b. 1736) died on this day in history.  

Feb 02   On this day in history georg Philipp Kress, composer, dies at 59  

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

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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