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Historical Events In 1781

Saturday, 08 May 2021

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

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

Sep 28   In the year 1781 siege of Yorktown begins, last battle of the Revolutionary War  

Oct 01   On this day in history james Lawrence, naval hero (War of 1812-"Don't give up the ship!")  

Oct 06   Americans & French begin siege of Cornwallis at Yorktown; last battle of Revolutionary War on this day in history.  

Oct 06   Americans and French begin siege of Cornwallis at Yorktown; last battle of the Revolutionary War in the year 1781.  

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   Cornwallis defeated at Yorktown in the year 1781.  

Oct 19   Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown at 2 PM; Revolutionary War ends on this day in history.  

Oct 19   The American War of Independence ends with the surrender of Lord Cornwallis to George Washington at Yorktown, USA on this day in history.  

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

Oct 27   In the year 1781 herman-Francois Delange, composer, dies at 66  

Nov 02   On this day in history jose F de Isla, Spanish Jesuit/author, dies at 78  

Nov 03   On this day in history johann Ernst Friedrich Wollank, composer  

Nov 05   In the year 1781 john Hanson elected 1st "Pres of US in Congress assembled"  

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 on this day in history.  

Nov 18   Felice Blangini, composer on this day in history.  

Nov 20   In the year 1781 karl F Eichhorn, German law historian  

Nov 22   In the year 1781 john Ekels, the Old, Amsterdam painter/cartoonist, dies at 57  

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

Nov 29   In the year 1781 the crew of the slave ship Zong murders 133 Africans by dumping them into the sea in order to claim insurance.  

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

Dec 11   David Brewster, Scotland, physicist/inventor (kaleidoscope) on this day in history.  

Dec 16   On this day in history georg Simon Lohlein, composer, dies at 56  

Dec 24   On this day in history friedrich, Baron von Riedesel 1738-1800 erects Canada's first Christmas tree for the garrison in Fort Sorel, Quebec  

Dec 31   Bank of North America, 1st US bank opens in the year 1781.  

Dec 31   Bank of North America, first US bank opens on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1781

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 20   In the year 1781 birth of joseph Hormayr Freiherr zu Hortenburg, Austrian politician (d. 1848)  

Jan 22   Francois-Antoine Habeneck, composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 26   In the year 1781 birth of achim v Arnim, writer  

Jan 26   Ludwig Joachim "Achim" von Arnim, German poet (Des Knaben Wunderhorn) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 30   On this day in history birth of a v Chamisso, writer  

Feb 09   Johann Baptist von Spix, German scientist (d. 1826) was born in the year 1781.  

Feb 17   On this day in history birth of rené-Theophile-Hyacinthe Lannec, France, inventor (stethoscope)  

Feb 18   Henry Martyn, Truro, missionary was born in the year 1781.  

Famous Deaths In 1781

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 12   Richard Challoner, English Catholic prelate (b. 1691) died in the year 1781.  

Jan 15   On this day in history death of marianne Victoria of Borbón, queen regent of Portugal (b. 1718)  

Jan 17   On this day in history marie de Negre Dables, marquess, dies  

Jan 22   Johann Siebenkas, composer, dies at 66 on this day in history.  

Feb 04   Josef Myslivecek, composer, dies at 43 in the year 1781.  

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

Feb 23   George Taylor, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (bc. 1716) died in the year 1781.  

Feb 24   Edward Capell, English critic (b. 1713) died on this day in history.  

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