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Historical Events In 1779

Thursday, 17 January 2019

May 13   War of Bavarian Succession ends on this day in history.  

May 25   On this day in history henry M Baron de Kock, Dutch officer/politician  

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   In the year 1779 french fleet occupies St Vincent  

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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history clement Clarke Moore, US, author ('Twas the Night Before Xmas)  

Jul 15   US troops under Gen A Wayne conquer Ft Stony Point, NY on this day in history.  

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

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

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   On this day in history henry Kobell, Dutch painter/cartoonist, dies at 27  

Aug 07   Carl Ritter, cofounder of modern science of geography in the year 1779.  

Aug 17   Franz de Paula Roser, composer in the year 1779.  

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   Louis Alexandre Piccinni, composer in the year 1779.  

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' in the year 1779.  

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

Sep 27   John Adams negotiates Revolutionary War peace terms with Britain on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1779 casimir Pulaski, General, dies  

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

Nov 04   In the year 1779 john W Pieneman, historical painter (Battle at Waterloo)  

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 in the year 1779.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 08   John White, composer was born in the year 1779.  

Jan 15   Jean Coralli, Paris, ballet producer/choreographer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 18   Peter Roget, thesaurus fame/inventor (slide rule, pocket chessboard) was born in the year 1779.  

Jan 22   On this day in history 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   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   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   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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