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Historical Events In 1781

Friday, 24 May 2019

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   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   In the year 1781 americans and French begin siege of Cornwallis at Yorktown; last battle of the Revolutionary War  

Oct 09   In the year 1781 thomas Alexander Erskine Kelly, composer, dies at 49  

Oct 16   George Washington takes Yorktown on this day in history.  

Oct 16   Washington takes Yorktown in the year 1781.  

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

Oct 19   On this day in history 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   Johann Ernst Friedrich Wollank, composer in the year 1781.  

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

Nov 05   On this day in history 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   On this day in history felice Blangini, composer  

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   In the year 1781 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   On this day in history charles Philippe Lafont, composer  

Dec 11   On this day in history david Brewster, Scotland, physicist/inventor (kaleidoscope)  

Dec 16   In the year 1781 georg Simon Lohlein, composer, dies at 56  

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

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

Dec 31   In the year 1781 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 on this day in history.  

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

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

Jan 26   On this day in history birth of ludwig Joachim "Achim" von Arnim, German poet (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)  

Jan 30   In the year 1781 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   In the year 1781 marie de Negre Dables, marquess, dies  

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

Feb 04   In the year 1781 josef Myslivecek, composer, dies at 43  

Feb 15   G E Lessing, writer, dies at 52 on this day in history.  

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

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

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