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Historical Events In 1779

Saturday, 25 May 2019

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

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

Jun 15   On this day in history general Anthony Wayne captures Stony Point, Bronx  

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   In the year 1779 alois Basil Nikolaus Tomasini, composer  

Jul 14   George Ross, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 49 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jul 18   Commodore Abraham Whipple's squadron captures 11 prizes in largest prize value of Revolutionary War on this day in history.  

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

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   On this day in history 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 in the year 1779.  

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   On this day in history johann Philipp Samuel Schmidt, composer  

Sep 10   On this day in history louis Alexandre Piccinni, composer  

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   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 in the year 1779.  

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

Oct 11   In the year 1779 casimir Pulaski, General, dies  

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

Nov 04   John W Pieneman, historical painter (Battle at Waterloo) in the year 1779.  

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   William Clowes, English printer (d. 1847) was born on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1779.  

Jan 08   In the year 1779 birth of john White, composer  

Jan 15   In the year 1779 birth of jean Coralli, Paris, ballet producer/choreographer  

Jan 18   On this day in history birth of peter Roget, thesaurus fame/inventor (slide rule, pocket chessboard)  

Jan 22   In the year 1779 birth of stefano Pavesi, composer  

Jan 24   Elizabeth Alexeievna (Louise of Baden), Russian tsarina (d. 1826) was born in the year 1779.  

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   On this day in history john Burman, Dutch botanist/director (botanical gardens), dies at 71  

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

Feb 02   On this day in history georg Philipp Kress, composer, dies at 59  

Feb 07   William Boyce, composer, dies at 67 in the year 1779.  

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   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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