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Historical Events In 1779

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

May 13   On this day in history war of Bavarian Succession ends  

May 25   On this day in history henry M Baron de Kock, Dutch officer/politician  

Jun 15   General Anthony Wayne captures Stony Point, Bronx in the year 1779.  

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

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

Jun 20   Battle of Stone Ferry in the year 1779.  

Jun 29   In the year 1779 anton R Mengs, German writer/neo-classic painter Madrid, dies at 51  

Jul 04   On this day in history french fleet occupies Grenada  

Jul 10   In the year 1779 alois Basil Nikolaus Tomasini, composer  

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

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

Jul 15   In the year 1779 uS troops under Gen A Wayne conquer Ft Stony Point, NY  

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

Jul 20   In the year 1779 ignaz Schuster, composer  

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

Aug 01   In the year 1779 francis Scott Key, composer (Star-Spangled Banner)  

Aug 03   On this day in history henry Kobell, Dutch painter/cartoonist, dies at 27  

Aug 07   On this day in history 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   Earl d'orvilliers (French/Spanish Armada) sails back to Brest in the year 1779.  

Sep 08   On this day in history johann Philipp Samuel Schmidt, composer  

Sep 10   Louis Alexandre Piccinni, composer on this day in history.  

Sep 18   In the year 1779 joseph Story, Mass, 19th Supreme Court justice (1812-45)  

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

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

Sep 27   John Adams negotiates Revolutionary War peace terms with Britain on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history antoine PFGdV Celles, Belgium/Dutch/French MP  

Oct 11   Casimir Pulaski, General, dies in the year 1779.  

Oct 28   In the year 1779 raphael Weiss, composer, dies at 66  

Nov 04   On this day in history john W Pieneman, historical painter (Battle at Waterloo)  

Nov 05   On this day in history washington Allston, US painter/author  

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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 on this day in history.  

Jan 08   John White, composer was born in the year 1779.  

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   On this day in history 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   Claude Bourgelat, French veterinary surgeon (b. 1712) died in the year 1779.  

Jan 20   In the year 1779 john Burman, Dutch botanist/director (botanical gardens), dies at 71  

Jan 22   On this day in history death of claudius Smith, American Revolutionary War loyalist (b. 1736)  

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

Feb 07   In the year 1779 william Boyce, composer, dies at 67  

Feb 14   In the year 1779 death of james Cook, Scottish explorer killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii at 50  

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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