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Historical Events In 1779

Friday, 22 March 2019

May 13   War of Bavarian Succession ends in the year 1779.  

May 25   In the year 1779 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   In the year 1779 french fleet occupies St Vincent  

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   In the year 1779 french fleet occupies Grenada  

Jul 10   On this day in history alois Basil Nikolaus Tomasini, composer  

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

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   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   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   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   Johann Philipp Samuel Schmidt, composer in the year 1779.  

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   John Paul Jones' "Bon Homme Richard" defeats 'HMS Serepis' on this day in history.  

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

Sep 27   On this day in history 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   In the year 1779 the Fort Wilson Riot takes place.  

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

Oct 11   Casimir Pulaski, General, dies in the year 1779.  

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   On this day in history 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   Stephen Decatur, US, naval hero (War of 1812) was born in the year 1779.  

Jan 05   Zebulon Montgomery Pike, explorer (Pike's Peak) was born in the year 1779.  

Jan 08   John White, composer was born on this day in history.  

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   John Burman, Dutch botanist/director (botanical gardens), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

Jan 22   Claudius Smith, American Revolutionary War loyalist (b. 1736) died in the year 1779.  

Feb 02   Georg Philipp Kress, composer, dies at 59 in the year 1779.  

Feb 07   In the year 1779 william Boyce, composer, dies at 67  

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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