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Historical Events In 1779

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

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

May 25   In the year 1779 henry M Baron de Kock, Dutch officer/politician  

Jun 15   General Anthony Wayne captures Stony Point, Bronx on this day in history.  

Jun 16   In the year 1779 in support of the US, Spain declares war on England  

Jun 18   In the year 1779 french fleet occupies St Vincent  

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   In the year 1779 french fleet occupies Grenada  

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

Jul 14   On this day in history 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 in the year 1779.  

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

Jul 20   Ignaz Schuster, composer on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1779 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 on this day in history.  

Sep 02   On this day in history onno Zwier van Hairs, Fries poet (Agon), dies at 66  

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

Sep 08   Johann Philipp Samuel Schmidt, composer on this day in history.  

Sep 10   In the year 1779 louis Alexandre Piccinni, composer  

Sep 18   On this day in history joseph Story, Mass, 19th Supreme Court justice (1812-45)  

Sep 23   On this day in history john Paul Jones' "Bon Homme Richard" defeats 'HMS Serepis'  

Sep 23   On this day in history 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   American Revolution: Samuel Huntington is elected President of the Continental Congress, succeeding John Jay in the year 1779.  

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

Oct 10   Antoine PFGdV Celles, Belgium/Dutch/French MP on this day in history.  

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

Oct 28   On this day in history raphael Weiss, composer, dies at 66  

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

Nov 05   Washington Allston, US painter/author in the year 1779.  

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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 in the year 1779.  

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

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   Elizabeth Alexeievna (Louise of Baden), Russian tsarina (d. 1826) was born on this day in history.  

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   John Burman, Dutch botanist/director (botanical gardens), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

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

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   On this day in history william Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies  

Feb 24   In the year 1779 death of paul Daniel Longolius, German encylopedist (b. 1704)  

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