Historical Events In 1779
Tuesday, 31 March 2020
May 13 War of Bavarian Succession ends on this day in history.
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 On this day in history 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 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 On this day in history clement Clarke Moore, US, author ('Twas the Night Before Xmas)
Jul 15 On this day in history 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 On this day in history 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 Carl Ritter, cofounder of modern science of geography on this day in history.
Aug 17 Franz de Paula Roser, composer on this day in history.
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 In the year 1779 louis Alexandre Piccinni, composer
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 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 on this day in history.
Oct 10 Antoine PFGdV Celles, Belgium/Dutch/French MP in the year 1779.
Oct 11 In the year 1779 casimir Pulaski, General, dies
Oct 28 Raphael Weiss, composer, dies at 66 in the year 1779.
Nov 04 John W Pieneman, historical painter (Battle at Waterloo) in the year 1779.
Nov 05 In the year 1779 washington Allston, US painter/author