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Historical Events In 1781

Saturday, 31 October 2020

Sep 25   -26] Joan Derks scatters "On the People of Netherlands" pamphlets on this day in history.  

Sep 28   On this day in history 9,000 American forces & 7,000 French forces begin siege of Yorktown  

Sep 28   Siege of Yorktown begins, last battle of the Revolutionary War in the year 1781.  

Oct 01   James Lawrence, naval hero (War of 1812-"Don't give up the ship!") in the year 1781.  

Oct 06   On this day in history americans & French begin siege of Cornwallis at Yorktown; last battle of Revolutionary War  

Oct 06   On this day in history americans and French begin siege of Cornwallis at Yorktown; last battle of the Revolutionary War  

Oct 09   On this day in history thomas Alexander Erskine Kelly, composer, dies at 49  

Oct 16   On this day in history george Washington takes Yorktown  

Oct 16   On this day in history washington takes Yorktown  

Oct 17   In the year 1781 cornwallis defeated at Yorktown  

Oct 19   Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown at 2 PM; Revolutionary War ends in the year 1781.  

Oct 19   In the year 1781 the American War of Independence ends with the surrender of Lord Cornwallis to George Washington at Yorktown, USA  

Oct 20   On this day in history patent of Toleration, providing limited freedom of worship, was approved in Habsburg Monarchy.  

Oct 27   Herman-Francois Delange, composer, dies at 66 in the year 1781.  

Nov 02   In the year 1781 jose F de Isla, Spanish Jesuit/author, dies at 78  

Nov 03   Johann Ernst Friedrich Wollank, composer in the year 1781.  

Nov 05   John Hanson elected 1st "Pres of US in Congress assembled" on this day in history.  

Nov 05   John Hanson elected first "President of the US in Congress assembled" on this day in history.  

Nov 13   English troops occupy Negapatam Ceylon in the year 1781.  

Nov 18   Felice Blangini, composer in the year 1781.  

Nov 20   Karl F Eichhorn, German law historian in the year 1781.  

Nov 22   John Ekels, the Old, Amsterdam painter/cartoonist, dies at 57 in the year 1781.  

Nov 29   On this day in history andres Bello, Venezuela poet/diplomat/scholar (Silvas Americanas)  

Nov 29   The crew of the slave ship Zong murders 133 Africans by dumping them into the sea in order to claim insurance on this day in history.  

Dec 01   Charles Philippe Lafont, composer in the year 1781.  

Dec 11   In the year 1781 david Brewster, Scotland, physicist/inventor (kaleidoscope)  

Dec 16   Georg Simon Lohlein, composer, dies at 56 on this day in history.  

Dec 24   In the year 1781 friedrich, Baron von Riedesel 1738-1800 erects Canada's first Christmas tree for the garrison in Fort Sorel, Quebec  

Dec 31   On this day in history bank of North America, 1st US bank opens  

Dec 31   On this day in history bank of North America, first US bank opens  

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Famous Birthdays In 1781

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 20   Joseph Hormayr Freiherr zu Hortenburg, Austrian politician (d. 1848) was born in the year 1781.  

Jan 22   Francois-Antoine Habeneck, composer was born in the year 1781.  

Jan 26   Achim v Arnim, writer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 26   Ludwig Joachim "Achim" von Arnim, German poet (Des Knaben Wunderhorn) was born in the year 1781.  

Jan 30   In the year 1781 birth of a v Chamisso, writer  

Feb 09   In the year 1781 birth of johann Baptist von Spix, German scientist (d. 1826)  

Feb 17   In the year 1781 birth of rené-Theophile-Hyacinthe Lannec, France, inventor (stethoscope)  

Feb 18   In the year 1781 birth of henry Martyn, Truro, missionary  

Famous Deaths In 1781

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 12   In the year 1781 death of richard Challoner, English Catholic prelate (b. 1691)  

Jan 15   In the year 1781 death of marianne Victoria of Borbón, queen regent of Portugal (b. 1718)  

Jan 17   In the year 1781 marie de Negre Dables, marquess, dies  

Jan 22   On this day in history johann Siebenkas, composer, dies at 66  

Feb 04   On this day in history josef Myslivecek, composer, dies at 43  

Feb 15   In the year 1781 g E Lessing, writer, dies at 52  

Feb 23   In the year 1781 death of george Taylor, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (bc. 1716)  

Feb 24   In the year 1781 death of edward Capell, English critic (b. 1713)  

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