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Historical Events In 1779

Friday, 08 November 2019

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

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

Jun 15   On this day in history 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   On this day in history french fleet occupies St Vincent  

Jun 20   Battle of Stone Ferry in the year 1779.  

Jun 29   In the year 1779 anton R Mengs, German writer/neo-classic painter Madrid, dies at 51  

Jul 04   French fleet occupies Grenada on this day in history.  

Jul 10   Alois Basil Nikolaus Tomasini, composer in the year 1779.  

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

Jul 20   On this day in history ignaz Schuster, composer  

Jul 21   In the year 1779 gottlob Wiedebein, composer  

Aug 01   Francis Scott Key, composer (Star-Spangled Banner) on this day in history.  

Aug 03   Henry Kobell, Dutch painter/cartoonist, dies at 27 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1779 johann Philipp Samuel Schmidt, composer  

Sep 10   In the year 1779 louis Alexandre Piccinni, composer  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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

Sep 28   In the year 1779 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   On this day in history antoine PFGdV Celles, Belgium/Dutch/French MP  

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

Oct 28   Raphael Weiss, composer, dies at 66 in the year 1779.  

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

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 in the year 1779.  

Jan 05   Stephen Decatur, US, naval hero (War of 1812) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of zebulon Montgomery Pike, explorer (Pike's Peak)  

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

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   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   Claude Bourgelat, French veterinary surgeon (b. 1712) died on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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