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Historical Events In 1779

Thursday, 21 October 2021

May 13   On this day in history war of Bavarian Succession ends  

May 25   Henry M Baron de Kock, Dutch officer/politician on this day in history.  

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

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

Jun 18   On this day in history french fleet occupies St Vincent  

Jun 20   In the year 1779 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   In the year 1779 alois Basil Nikolaus Tomasini, composer  

Jul 14   In the year 1779 george Ross, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 49  

Jul 15   On this day in history 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 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   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   Franz de Paula Roser, composer in the year 1779.  

Sep 02   Onno Zwier van Hairs, Fries poet (Agon), dies at 66 on this day in history.  

Sep 03   In the year 1779 earl d'orvilliers (French/Spanish Armada) sails back to Brest  

Sep 08   On this day in history 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   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   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   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   In the year 1779 raphael Weiss, composer, dies at 66  

Nov 04   In the year 1779 john W Pieneman, historical painter (Battle at Waterloo)  

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   William Clowes, English printer (d. 1847) was born in the year 1779.  

Jan 05   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1779 death of claude Bourgelat, French veterinary surgeon (b. 1712)  

Jan 20   John Burman, Dutch botanist/director (botanical gardens), dies at 71 in the year 1779.  

Jan 22   Claudius Smith, American Revolutionary War loyalist (b. 1736) died on this day in history.  

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   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   William Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies in the year 1779.  

Feb 24   Paul Daniel Longolius, German encylopedist (b. 1704) died on this day in history.  

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