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Historical Events In 1779

Saturday, 21 September 2019

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

Nov 10   Joseph Hewes, US merchant/signer (Decl of Independence), dies at 49 in the year 1779.  

Nov 13   Thomas Chippendale, English furniture maker, dies at 61 in the year 1779.  

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

Dec 14   On this day in history mariano Rodriguiz de Ledesma, composer  

Dec 15   Manuel Jeronimo Romero de Avila, composer, dies at 62 in the year 1779.  

Dec 18   Jan Punt, engraver/illustrator/actor (Gideonschool), dies at 68 in the year 1779.  

Dec 18   Joseph Grimaldi, England, pantomimist ("greatest clown in history") in the year 1779.  

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

Dec 23   On this day in history benedict Arnold court-martialed for improper conduct  

Dec 28   Gennaro Manna, composer, dies at 64 in the year 1779.  

Dec 31   English fleet beat Dutch Merchant vessels on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1779

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of william Clowes, English printer (d. 1847)  

Jan 05   In the year 1779 birth of stephen Decatur, US, naval hero (War of 1812)  

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

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

Jan 22   Stefano Pavesi, composer was born in the year 1779.  

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 in the year 1779.  

Jan 20   John Burman, Dutch botanist/director (botanical gardens), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

Jan 22   On this day in history 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   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   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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