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Historical Events In 1781

Sunday, 31 May 2020

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

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 on this day in history.  

Oct 01   In the year 1781 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   In the year 1781 george Washington takes Yorktown  

Oct 16   In the year 1781 washington takes Yorktown  

Oct 17   In the year 1781 cornwallis defeated at Yorktown  

Oct 19   Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown at 2 PM; Revolutionary War ends in the year 1781.  

Oct 19   The American War of Independence ends with the surrender of Lord Cornwallis to George Washington at Yorktown, USA in the year 1781.  

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

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

Nov 02   Jose F de Isla, Spanish Jesuit/author, dies at 78 on this day in history.  

Nov 03   Johann Ernst Friedrich Wollank, composer on this day in history.  

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

Nov 05   John Hanson elected first "President of the US in Congress assembled" in the year 1781.  

Nov 13   English troops occupy Negapatam Ceylon in the year 1781.  

Nov 18   In the year 1781 felice Blangini, composer  

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

Nov 22   John Ekels, the Old, Amsterdam painter/cartoonist, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1781 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 on this day in history.  

Dec 24   In the year 1781 friedrich, Baron von Riedesel 1738-1800 erects Canada's first Christmas tree for the garrison in Fort Sorel, Quebec  

Dec 31   In the year 1781 bank of North America, 1st US bank opens  

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 in the year 1781.  

Jan 26   Achim v Arnim, writer was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 30   In the year 1781 birth of a v Chamisso, writer  

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

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

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   In the year 1781 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   Johann Siebenkas, composer, dies at 66 in the year 1781.  

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

Feb 15   On this day in history g E Lessing, writer, dies at 52  

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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