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Historical Events In 1779

Tuesday, 13 April 2021

May 13   On this day in history 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   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   On this day in history battle of Stone Ferry  

Jun 29   Anton R Mengs, German writer/neo-classic painter Madrid, dies at 51 in the year 1779.  

Jul 04   On this day in history french fleet occupies Grenada  

Jul 10   Alois Basil Nikolaus Tomasini, composer in the year 1779.  

Jul 14   George Ross, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 49 in the year 1779.  

Jul 15   In the year 1779 clement Clarke Moore, US, author ('Twas the Night Before Xmas)  

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 in the year 1779.  

Jul 21   In the year 1779 gottlob Wiedebein, composer  

Aug 01   On this day in history francis Scott Key, composer (Star-Spangled Banner)  

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

Aug 07   On this day in history carl Ritter, cofounder of modern science of geography  

Aug 17   In the year 1779 franz de Paula Roser, composer  

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   In the year 1779 johann Philipp Samuel Schmidt, composer  

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

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' in the year 1779.  

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

Sep 27   In the year 1779 john Adams negotiates Revolutionary War peace terms with Britain  

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

Oct 04   On this day in history the Fort Wilson Riot takes place.  

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   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   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   In the year 1779 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   In the year 1779 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 in the year 1779.  

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

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

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   Claude Bourgelat, French veterinary surgeon (b. 1712) died on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1779.  

Feb 02   Georg Philipp Kress, composer, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

Feb 07   William Boyce, composer, dies at 67 in the year 1779.  

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   On this day in history 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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