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Historical Events In 1781

Friday, 24 January 2020

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

Sep 28   In the year 1781 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   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   Thomas Alexander Erskine Kelly, composer, dies at 49 on this day in history.  

Oct 16   George Washington takes Yorktown in the year 1781.  

Oct 16   On this day in history washington takes Yorktown  

Oct 17   Cornwallis defeated at Yorktown in the year 1781.  

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   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   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   On this day in history felice Blangini, composer  

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

Nov 22   In the year 1781 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   The crew of the slave ship Zong murders 133 Africans by dumping them into the sea in order to claim insurance in the year 1781.  

Dec 01   In the year 1781 charles Philippe Lafont, composer  

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

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   In the year 1781 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   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 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 09   Johann Baptist von Spix, German scientist (d. 1826) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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 in the year 1781.  

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

Feb 23   On this day in history death of george Taylor, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (bc. 1716)  

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

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