Historical Events In 1779
Saturday, 25 May 2019
May 13 On this day in history war of Bavarian Succession ends
May 25 In the year 1779 henry M Baron de Kock, Dutch officer/politician
Jun 15 On this day in history general Anthony Wayne captures Stony Point, Bronx
Jun 16 In the year 1779 in support of the US, Spain declares war on England
Jun 18 French fleet occupies St Vincent on this day in history.
Jun 20 On this day in history battle of Stone Ferry
Jun 29 In the year 1779 anton R Mengs, German writer/neo-classic painter Madrid, dies at 51
Jul 04 French fleet occupies Grenada in the year 1779.
Jul 10 In the year 1779 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 Clement Clarke Moore, US, author ('Twas the Night Before Xmas) in the year 1779.
Jul 15 US troops under Gen A Wayne conquer Ft Stony Point, NY on this day in history.
Jul 18 Commodore Abraham Whipple's squadron captures 11 prizes in largest prize value of Revolutionary War on this day in history.
Jul 20 Ignaz Schuster, composer on this day in history.
Jul 21 On this day in history gottlob Wiedebein, composer
Aug 01 On this day in history francis Scott Key, composer (Star-Spangled Banner)
Aug 03 On this day in history henry Kobell, Dutch painter/cartoonist, dies at 27
Aug 07 In the year 1779 carl Ritter, cofounder of modern science of geography
Aug 17 Franz de Paula Roser, composer in the year 1779.
Sep 02 In the year 1779 onno Zwier van Hairs, Fries poet (Agon), dies at 66
Sep 03 In the year 1779 earl d'orvilliers (French/Spanish Armada) sails back to Brest
Sep 08 On this day in history johann Philipp Samuel Schmidt, composer
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 On this day in history john Paul Jones' "Bon Homme Richard" defeats 'HMS Serepis'
Sep 23 John Paul Jones' "Bon Homme Richard" defeats HMS Serepis in the year 1779.
Sep 27 On this day in history john Adams negotiates Revolutionary War peace terms with Britain
Sep 28 American Revolution: Samuel Huntington is elected President of the Continental Congress, succeeding John Jay in the year 1779.
Oct 04 The Fort Wilson Riot takes place in the year 1779.
Oct 10 Antoine PFGdV Celles, Belgium/Dutch/French MP on this day in history.
Oct 11 In the year 1779 casimir Pulaski, General, dies
Oct 28 On this day in history raphael Weiss, composer, dies at 66
Nov 04 John W Pieneman, historical painter (Battle at Waterloo) in the year 1779.
Nov 05 Washington Allston, US painter/author in the year 1779.