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Historical Events In 1779

Monday, 16 September 2019

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

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

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

Jun 20   Battle of Stone Ferry on this day in history.  

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   Alois Basil Nikolaus Tomasini, composer on this day in history.  

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

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   Commodore Abraham Whipple's squadron captures 11 prizes in largest prize value of Revolutionary War in the year 1779.  

Jul 20   Ignaz Schuster, composer in the year 1779.  

Jul 21   Gottlob Wiedebein, composer on this day in history.  

Aug 01   Francis Scott Key, composer (Star-Spangled Banner) in the year 1779.  

Aug 03   In the year 1779 henry Kobell, Dutch painter/cartoonist, dies at 27  

Aug 07   Carl Ritter, cofounder of modern science of geography on this day in history.  

Aug 17   In the year 1779 franz de Paula Roser, composer  

Sep 02   In the year 1779 onno Zwier van Hairs, Fries poet (Agon), dies at 66  

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

Sep 08   Johann Philipp Samuel Schmidt, composer on this day in history.  

Sep 10   Louis Alexandre Piccinni, composer on this day in history.  

Sep 18   On this day in history joseph Story, Mass, 19th Supreme Court justice (1812-45)  

Sep 23   John Paul Jones' "Bon Homme Richard" defeats 'HMS Serepis' in the year 1779.  

Sep 23   On this day in history 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   On this day in history the Fort Wilson Riot takes place.  

Oct 10   On this day in history antoine PFGdV Celles, Belgium/Dutch/French MP  

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

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   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 on this day in history.  

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   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   In the year 1779 birth of stefano Pavesi, composer  

Jan 24   In the year 1779 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   Claude Bourgelat, French veterinary surgeon (b. 1712) died in the year 1779.  

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 in the year 1779.  

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

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

Feb 24   Paul Daniel Longolius, German encylopedist (b. 1704) died in the year 1779.  

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