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Historical Events In 1781

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Sep 25   -26] Joan Derks scatters "On the People of Netherlands" pamphlets in the year 1781.  

Sep 28   9,000 American forces & 7,000 French forces begin siege of Yorktown in the year 1781.  

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!") on this day in history.  

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

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

Oct 09   Thomas Alexander Erskine Kelly, composer, dies at 49 on this day in history.  

Oct 16   In the year 1781 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   In the year 1781 cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown at 2 PM; Revolutionary War ends  

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   Patent of Toleration, providing limited freedom of worship, was approved in Habsburg Monarchy on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

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

Nov 13   English troops occupy Negapatam Ceylon on this day in history.  

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

Nov 20   On this day in history karl F Eichhorn, German law historian  

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   Charles Philippe Lafont, composer in the year 1781.  

Dec 11   David Brewster, Scotland, physicist/inventor (kaleidoscope) in the year 1781.  

Dec 16   In the year 1781 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 on this day in history.  

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

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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   In the year 1781 birth of francois-Antoine Habeneck, composer  

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

Jan 26   In the year 1781 birth of ludwig Joachim "Achim" von Arnim, German poet (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)  

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

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   On this day in history birth of henry Martyn, Truro, missionary  

Famous Deaths In 1781

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 12   On this day in history death of richard Challoner, English Catholic prelate (b. 1691)  

Jan 15   Marianne Victoria of Borbón, queen regent of Portugal (b. 1718) died in the year 1781.  

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

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   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 in the year 1781.  

Feb 24   On this day in history death of edward Capell, English critic (b. 1713)  

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