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Historical Events In 1779

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

May 13   War of Bavarian Succession ends in the year 1779.  

May 25   Henry M Baron de Kock, Dutch officer/politician in the year 1779.  

Jun 15   On this day in history general Anthony Wayne captures Stony Point, Bronx  

Jun 16   On this day in history in support of the US, Spain declares war on England  

Jun 18   French fleet occupies St Vincent in the year 1779.  

Jun 20   In the year 1779 battle of Stone Ferry  

Jun 29   On this day in history anton R Mengs, German writer/neo-classic painter Madrid, dies at 51  

Jul 04   French fleet occupies Grenada on this day in history.  

Jul 10   On this day in history alois Basil Nikolaus Tomasini, composer  

Jul 14   George Ross, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 49 on this day in history.  

Jul 15   On this day in history clement Clarke Moore, US, author ('Twas the Night Before Xmas)  

Jul 15   US troops under Gen A Wayne conquer Ft Stony Point, NY in the year 1779.  

Jul 18   In the year 1779 commodore Abraham Whipple's squadron captures 11 prizes in largest prize value of Revolutionary War.  

Jul 20   On this day in history ignaz Schuster, composer  

Jul 21   Gottlob Wiedebein, composer on this day in history.  

Aug 01   Francis Scott Key, composer (Star-Spangled Banner) on this day in history.  

Aug 03   Henry Kobell, Dutch painter/cartoonist, dies at 27 in the year 1779.  

Aug 07   Carl Ritter, cofounder of modern science of geography in the year 1779.  

Aug 17   Franz de Paula Roser, composer on this day in history.  

Sep 02   Onno Zwier van Hairs, Fries poet (Agon), dies at 66 in the year 1779.  

Sep 03   On this day in history earl d'orvilliers (French/Spanish Armada) sails back to Brest  

Sep 08   Johann Philipp Samuel Schmidt, composer in the year 1779.  

Sep 10   On this day in history louis Alexandre Piccinni, composer  

Sep 18   Joseph Story, Mass, 19th Supreme Court justice (1812-45) in the year 1779.  

Sep 23   John Paul Jones' "Bon Homme Richard" defeats 'HMS Serepis' on this day in history.  

Sep 23   In the year 1779 john Paul Jones' "Bon Homme Richard" defeats HMS Serepis  

Sep 27   On this day in history john Adams negotiates Revolutionary War peace terms with Britain  

Sep 28   In the year 1779 american Revolution: Samuel Huntington is elected President of the Continental Congress, succeeding John Jay.  

Oct 04   The Fort Wilson Riot takes place in the year 1779.  

Oct 10   Antoine PFGdV Celles, Belgium/Dutch/French MP in the year 1779.  

Oct 11   On this day in history casimir Pulaski, General, dies  

Oct 28   Raphael Weiss, composer, dies at 66 in the year 1779.  

Nov 04   John W Pieneman, historical painter (Battle at Waterloo) on this day in history.  

Nov 05   Washington Allston, US painter/author on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1779

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of william Clowes, English printer (d. 1847)  

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   John White, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 18   Peter Roget, thesaurus fame/inventor (slide rule, pocket chessboard) was born in the year 1779.  

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

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   In the year 1779 john Burman, Dutch botanist/director (botanical gardens), dies at 71  

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   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   William Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies on this day in history.  

Feb 24   Paul Daniel Longolius, German encylopedist (b. 1704) died on this day in history.  

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