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Historical Events In 1781

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

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 in the year 1781.  

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

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

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

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   In the year 1781 george Washington takes Yorktown  

Oct 16   Washington takes Yorktown on this day in history.  

Oct 17   Cornwallis defeated at Yorktown on this day in history.  

Oct 19   In the year 1781 cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown at 2 PM; Revolutionary War ends  

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   In the year 1781 patent of Toleration, providing limited freedom of worship, was approved in Habsburg Monarchy.  

Oct 27   Herman-Francois Delange, composer, dies at 66 on this day in history.  

Nov 02   Jose F de Isla, Spanish Jesuit/author, dies at 78 in the year 1781.  

Nov 03   In the year 1781 johann Ernst Friedrich Wollank, composer  

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

Nov 05   In the year 1781 john Hanson elected first "President of the US in Congress assembled"  

Nov 13   In the year 1781 english troops occupy Negapatam Ceylon  

Nov 18   Felice Blangini, composer in the year 1781.  

Nov 20   Karl F Eichhorn, German law historian on this day in history.  

Nov 22   On this day in history john Ekels, the Old, Amsterdam painter/cartoonist, dies at 57  

Nov 29   Andres Bello, Venezuela poet/diplomat/scholar (Silvas Americanas) in the year 1781.  

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   On this day in history charles Philippe Lafont, composer  

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

Dec 16   Georg Simon Lohlein, composer, dies at 56 in the year 1781.  

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   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   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   Achim v Arnim, writer was born in the year 1781.  

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

Jan 30   A v Chamisso, writer was born on this day in history.  

Feb 09   On this day in history birth of johann Baptist von Spix, German scientist (d. 1826)  

Feb 17   René-Theophile-Hyacinthe Lannec, France, inventor (stethoscope) was born on this day in history.  

Feb 18   Henry Martyn, Truro, missionary was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1781

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 12   Richard Challoner, English Catholic prelate (b. 1691) died on this day in history.  

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

Jan 17   Marie de Negre Dables, marquess, dies on this day in history.  

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

Feb 04   Josef Myslivecek, composer, dies at 43 on this day in history.  

Feb 15   G E Lessing, writer, dies at 52 in the year 1781.  

Feb 23   George Taylor, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (bc. 1716) died on this day in history.  

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

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