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Historical Events In 1779

Thursday, 18 July 2019

May 13   In the year 1779 war of Bavarian Succession ends  

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

Jun 15   In the year 1779 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   Battle of Stone Ferry on this day in history.  

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

Jul 04   French fleet occupies Grenada in the year 1779.  

Jul 10   Alois Basil Nikolaus Tomasini, composer on this day in history.  

Jul 14   In the year 1779 george Ross, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 49  

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 in the year 1779.  

Jul 20   On this day in history ignaz Schuster, composer  

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

Sep 03   Earl d'orvilliers (French/Spanish Armada) sails back to Brest in the year 1779.  

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) on this day in history.  

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

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

Sep 27   John Adams negotiates Revolutionary War peace terms with Britain in the year 1779.  

Sep 28   On this day in history american Revolution: Samuel Huntington is elected President of the Continental Congress, succeeding John Jay.  

Oct 04   The Fort Wilson Riot takes place on this day in history.  

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

Jan 15   In the year 1779 birth of jean Coralli, Paris, ballet producer/choreographer  

Jan 18   In the year 1779 birth of peter Roget, thesaurus fame/inventor (slide rule, pocket chessboard)  

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

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   In the year 1779 death of claude Bourgelat, French veterinary surgeon (b. 1712)  

Jan 20   On this day in history john Burman, Dutch botanist/director (botanical gardens), dies at 71  

Jan 22   Claudius Smith, American Revolutionary War loyalist (b. 1736) died in the year 1779.  

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

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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