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Historical Events In 1781

Thursday, 18 July 2019

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   Siege of Yorktown begins, last battle of the Revolutionary War on this day in history.  

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   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 in the year 1781.  

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 in the year 1781.  

Oct 19   Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown at 2 PM; Revolutionary War ends on this day in history.  

Oct 19   On this day in history the American War of Independence ends with the surrender of Lord Cornwallis to George Washington at Yorktown, USA  

Oct 20   Patent of Toleration, providing limited freedom of worship, was approved in Habsburg Monarchy in the year 1781.  

Oct 27   On this day in history herman-Francois Delange, composer, dies at 66  

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

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

Nov 13   On this day in history english troops occupy Negapatam Ceylon  

Nov 18   On this day in history felice Blangini, composer  

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

Nov 22   In the year 1781 john Ekels, the Old, Amsterdam painter/cartoonist, dies at 57  

Nov 29   On this day in history 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 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   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   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   On this day in history birth of francois-Antoine Habeneck, composer  

Jan 26   Achim v Arnim, writer was born in the year 1781.  

Jan 26   On this day in history 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   René-Theophile-Hyacinthe Lannec, France, inventor (stethoscope) was born on this day in history.  

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   Marie de Negre Dables, marquess, dies in the year 1781.  

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   In the year 1781 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   Edward Capell, English critic (b. 1713) died on this day in history.  

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