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Historical Events In 1779

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Nov 06   Michal Bogdanowicz, composer on this day in history.  

Nov 10   In the year 1779 joseph Hewes, US merchant/signer (Decl of Independence), dies at 49  

Nov 13   In the year 1779 thomas Chippendale, English furniture maker, dies at 61  

Dec 01   Pyotr Ivanovich Turchaninov, composer in the year 1779.  

Dec 14   Mariano Rodriguiz de Ledesma, composer on this day in history.  

Dec 15   On this day in history manuel Jeronimo Romero de Avila, composer, dies at 62  

Dec 18   On this day in history jan Punt, engraver/illustrator/actor (Gideonschool), dies at 68  

Dec 18   On this day in history joseph Grimaldi, England, pantomimist ("greatest clown in history")  

Dec 19   Auguste-Gaspard-Louis Desnoyers, Paris France, engraver in the year 1779.  

Dec 23   In the year 1779 benedict Arnold court-martialed for improper conduct  

Dec 28   Gennaro Manna, composer, dies at 64 on this day in history.  

Dec 31   English fleet beat Dutch Merchant vessels 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 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 in the year 1779.  

Jan 15   On this day in history birth of jean Coralli, Paris, ballet producer/choreographer  

Jan 18   In the year 1779 birth of peter Roget, thesaurus fame/inventor (slide rule, pocket chessboard)  

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 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   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   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   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 on this day in history.  

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

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