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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  

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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   Stephen Decatur, US, naval hero (War of 1812) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Zebulon Montgomery Pike, explorer (Pike's Peak) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 08   On this day in history birth of john White, composer  

Jan 15   On this day in history birth of jean Coralli, Paris, ballet producer/choreographer  

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   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 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   In the year 1779 georg Philipp Kress, composer, dies at 59  

Feb 07   William Boyce, composer, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

Feb 14   James Cook, Scottish explorer killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii at 50 died in the year 1779.  

Feb 16   In the year 1779 william Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies  

Feb 24   On this day in history death of paul Daniel Longolius, German encylopedist (b. 1704)  

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