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Historical Events In 1785

Thursday, 06 May 2021

Apr 26   In the year 1785 karl Siegmund von Seckendorff, composer, dies at 40  

Apr 26   The birth of John James Audubon, American naturalist painter in the year 1785.  

Apr 30   Frederick Philipse 3, land owner (Bronx, Westch & Putnam), dies at 65 on this day in history.  

May 01   On this day in history kamehameha, the king of Hawaiʻi defeats Kalanikupule and establishes the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi.  

May 06   On this day in history arvir A Afzelius, Swedish story teller  

May 08   On this day in history pietro Longhi, painter, dies  

May 09   On this day in history british inventor Joseph Bramah patents beer-pump handle  

May 09   Franz Xaver Schnitzer, composer, dies at 44 on this day in history.  

May 09   James Pollard Espy, Penns, meteorologist (Philosphy of Storms) in the year 1785.  

May 09   Joseph Bramah receives British patent for beer pump handles on this day in history.  

May 10   Etienne Joseph Floquet, composer, dies at 36 on this day in history.  

May 15   In the year 1785 karel Blazej Kopriva, composer, dies at 29  

May 23   Benjamin Franklin announces his invention of bifocals on this day in history.  

May 23   William Woollett, engraver, dies in the year 1785.  

Jun 05   In the year 1785 gottfried August Homilius, composer, dies at 71  

Jun 06   Johann Michael Demmler, composer, dies at 36 on this day in history.  

Jun 15   2 French balloonists die in world's 1st fatal aviation accident on this day in history.  

Jun 15   2 French balloonists die in world's first fatal aviation accident in the year 1785.  

Jun 25   Pierre Talon, composer, dies at 63 in the year 1785.  

Jun 27   Egbert de Free Temminck, Amsterdam regent, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

Jul 06   On this day in history congress resolves US currency named "dollar" & adopts decimal coinage  

Jul 06   The birth of John Paul Jones, American War of Independence hero in the year 1785.  

Jul 06   William J Hooker, English botanist/director (Kew Gardens) in the year 1785.  

Jul 12   In the year 1785 1st manned flight by gas balloon in Netherlands  

Jul 13   Stephen Hopkins, US judge/signer (Decl of Independence), dies at 78 in the year 1785.  

Jul 20   On this day in history mahmud II, sultan of Turkey (1808-39)/Westernizer/reformer  

Aug 01   Caroline Herschel becomes 1st woman discoverer of a comet on this day in history.  

Aug 01   In the year 1785 caroline Herschel becomes first woman discoverer of a comet  

Aug 14   John William Fletcher, evangelist, dies in the year 1785.  

Aug 15   French cardinal De Rohan arrested in the year 1785.  

Aug 15   Thomas De Quincey, Eng, writer (Confessions of English Opium Eater) in the year 1785.  

Aug 17   On this day in history jonathan Trumbull, US patriot, dies  

Aug 19   Seth Thomas, pioneer in mass production of clocks on this day in history.  

Aug 20   Oliver Hazard Perry, US Naval hero ("We have met the enemy") on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1785

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 04   In the year 1785 birth of jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm, Germany, librarian (fairy tale collector)  

Jan 04   Jakob Grimm, German philologist and folklorist (d. 1863) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 23   Carl A Agardh, Sweden, botanist/bishop of Karlstad was born in the year 1785.  

Feb 12   In the year 1785 birth of pierre Louis Dulong, French physicist (d. 1838)  

Feb 15   Claude Louis Marie Navier was born in the year 1785.  

Feb 21   Karl A Varnhagen von Ense, German officer/author (Die Sterner) was born in the year 1785.  

Mar 06   Karol Kazimierz Kurpinski, composer was born on this day in history.  

Mar 07   Alessandro Manzoni, Italy, poet/novelist (Betrothed) was born in the year 1785.  

Famous Deaths In 1785

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 03   Baldassare Galuppi, Italian composer (b. 1706) died in the year 1785.  

Jan 06   Haym Salomon, dies in Phila at 44, helped finance the revolution in the year 1785.  

Jan 19   In the year 1785 death of jonathan Toup, English classical scholar and critic (b. 1713)  

Jan 23   On this day in history death of matthew Stewart, Scottish mathematician (b. 1717)  

Feb 06   Iman Willem Falck, Dutch governor of Ceylon (1765-83), dies at 48 in the year 1785.  

Feb 19   On this day in history johann Christoph Richter, composer, dies at 84  

Feb 24   Carlo Bonaparte, Corsican attorney, dies at 39 in the year 1785.  

Apr 14   William Whitehead, English writer (b. 1715) died on this day in history.  

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