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Historical Events In 1779

Thursday, 23 January 2020

May 13   In the year 1779 war of Bavarian Succession ends  

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

Jun 15   In the year 1779 general Anthony Wayne captures Stony Point, Bronx  

Jun 16   On this day in history in support of the US, Spain declares war on England  

Jun 18   French fleet occupies St Vincent in the year 1779.  

Jun 20   In the year 1779 battle of Stone Ferry  

Jun 29   On this day in history anton R Mengs, German writer/neo-classic painter Madrid, dies at 51  

Jul 04   In the year 1779 french fleet occupies Grenada  

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   In the year 1779 clement Clarke Moore, US, author ('Twas the Night Before Xmas)  

Jul 15   US troops under Gen A Wayne conquer Ft Stony Point, NY in the year 1779.  

Jul 18   In the year 1779 commodore Abraham Whipple's squadron captures 11 prizes in largest prize value of Revolutionary War.  

Jul 20   In the year 1779 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   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   Onno Zwier van Hairs, Fries poet (Agon), dies at 66 in the year 1779.  

Sep 03   On this day in history earl d'orvilliers (French/Spanish Armada) sails back to Brest  

Sep 08   In the year 1779 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) on this day in history.  

Sep 23   On this day in history john Paul Jones' "Bon Homme Richard" defeats 'HMS Serepis'  

Sep 23   In the year 1779 john Paul Jones' "Bon Homme Richard" defeats HMS Serepis  

Sep 27   John Adams negotiates Revolutionary War peace terms with Britain in the year 1779.  

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 in the year 1779.  

Oct 10   Antoine PFGdV Celles, Belgium/Dutch/French MP in the year 1779.  

Oct 11   Casimir Pulaski, General, dies on this day in history.  

Oct 28   Raphael Weiss, composer, dies at 66 on this day in history.  

Nov 04   On this day in history john W Pieneman, historical painter (Battle at Waterloo)  

Nov 05   Washington Allston, US painter/author on this day in history.  

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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   On this day in history birth of john White, composer  

Jan 15   Jean Coralli, Paris, ballet producer/choreographer was born in the year 1779.  

Jan 18   Peter Roget, thesaurus fame/inventor (slide rule, pocket chessboard) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 22   On this day in history 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   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   In the year 1779 death of claudius Smith, American Revolutionary War loyalist (b. 1736)  

Feb 02   In the year 1779 georg Philipp Kress, composer, dies at 59  

Feb 07   On this day in history william Boyce, composer, dies at 67  

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   On this day in history william Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies  

Feb 24   In the year 1779 death of paul Daniel Longolius, German encylopedist (b. 1704)  

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