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Historical Events In 1785

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Apr 26   On this day in history 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   British inventor Joseph Bramah patents beer-pump handle in the year 1785.  

May 09   On this day in history franz Xaver Schnitzer, composer, dies at 44  

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

May 09   On this day in history joseph Bramah receives British patent for beer pump handles  

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 in the year 1785.  

May 23   In the year 1785 william Woollett, engraver, dies  

Jun 05   Gottfried August Homilius, composer, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

Jun 06   In the year 1785 johann Michael Demmler, composer, dies at 36  

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 on this day in history.  

Jun 27   Egbert de Free Temminck, Amsterdam regent, dies at 84 in the year 1785.  

Jul 06   Congress resolves US currency named "dollar" & adopts decimal coinage in the year 1785.  

Jul 06   The birth of John Paul Jones, American War of Independence hero on this day in history.  

Jul 06   On this day in history william J Hooker, English botanist/director (Kew Gardens)  

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   In the year 1785 mahmud II, sultan of Turkey (1808-39)/Westernizer/reformer  

Aug 01   In the year 1785 caroline Herschel becomes 1st woman discoverer of a comet  

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

Aug 14   On this day in history john William Fletcher, evangelist, dies  

Aug 15   On this day in history french cardinal De Rohan arrested  

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

Aug 17   In the year 1785 jonathan Trumbull, US patriot, dies  

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

Aug 20   In the year 1785 oliver Hazard Perry, US Naval hero ("We have met the enemy")  

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Famous Birthdays In 1785

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm, Germany, librarian (fairy tale collector)  

Jan 04   Jakob Grimm, German philologist and folklorist (d. 1863) was born in the year 1785.  

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   In the year 1785 birth of claude Louis Marie Navier  

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

Mar 06   In the year 1785 birth of karol Kazimierz Kurpinski, composer  

Mar 07   Alessandro Manzoni, Italy, poet/novelist (Betrothed) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1785

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 03   In the year 1785 death of baldassare Galuppi, Italian composer (b. 1706)  

Jan 06   Haym Salomon, dies in Phila at 44, helped finance the revolution on this day in history.  

Jan 19   Jonathan Toup, English classical scholar and critic (b. 1713) died on this day in history.  

Jan 23   In the year 1785 death of matthew Stewart, Scottish mathematician (b. 1717)  

Feb 06   On this day in history iman Willem Falck, Dutch governor of Ceylon (1765-83), dies at 48  

Feb 19   Johann Christoph Richter, composer, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

Feb 24   On this day in history carlo Bonaparte, Corsican attorney, dies at 39  

Apr 14   On this day in history death of william Whitehead, English writer (b. 1715)  

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