Historical Events In 1779
Tuesday, 09 August 2022
May 13 In the year 1779 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 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 On this day in history battle of Stone Ferry
Jun 29 In the year 1779 anton R Mengs, German writer/neo-classic painter Madrid, dies at 51
Jul 04 French fleet occupies Grenada in the year 1779.
Jul 10 Alois Basil Nikolaus Tomasini, composer on this day in history.
Jul 14 George Ross, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 49 on this day in history.
Jul 15 In the year 1779 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 On this day in history ignaz Schuster, composer
Jul 21 Gottlob Wiedebein, composer in the year 1779.
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 On this day in history carl Ritter, cofounder of modern science of geography
Aug 17 On this day in history franz de Paula Roser, composer
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 on this day in history.
Sep 10 Louis Alexandre Piccinni, composer in the year 1779.
Sep 18 Joseph Story, Mass, 19th Supreme Court justice (1812-45) in the year 1779.
Sep 23 In the year 1779 john Paul Jones' "Bon Homme Richard" defeats 'HMS Serepis'
Sep 23 John Paul Jones' "Bon Homme Richard" defeats HMS Serepis on this day in history.
Sep 27 In the year 1779 john Adams negotiates Revolutionary War peace terms with Britain
Sep 28 In the year 1779 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 In the year 1779 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 in the year 1779.