Historical Events In 1779
Sunday, 26 January 2020
Jan 05 Stephen Decatur, US, naval hero (War of 1812) in the year 1779.
Jan 08 On this day in history john White, composer
Jan 11 Ching-Thang Khomba is crowned King of Manipur in the year 1779.
Jan 15 In the year 1779 jean Coralli, Paris, ballet producer/choreographer
Jan 17 In the year 1779 capt Cooks last notation in ship's log Discovery
Jan 17 On this day in history captain Cook's last notation in ship's log Discovery
Jan 18 On this day in history peter Roget, thesaurus fame/inventor (slide rule, pocket chessboard)
Jan 18 On this day in history the birth of Peter Roget, Founder of Roget's Thesaurus
Jan 20 On this day in history john Burman, Dutch botanist/director (botanical gardens), dies at 71
Jan 22 In the year 1779 stefano Pavesi, composer
Jan 23 In the year 1779 charles Messier catalogs M56 (globular cluster in Lyra)
Jan 31 On this day in history charles Messier adds M57 (Ring Nebula in Lyra) to his catalog
Feb 02 Georg Philipp Kress, composer, dies at 59 on this day in history.
Feb 07 William Boyce, composer, dies at 67 in the year 1779.
Feb 14 In the year 1779 james Cook, Scottish explorer killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii at 50
Feb 16 On this day in history william Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies
Feb 20 Augustus Callcott, landscape painter, Kensington in the year 1779.
Feb 21 On this day in history friedrich C von Savigny, German lawyer
Feb 22 On this day in history joachim Nicolas Eggert, composer
Feb 24 George Rogers Clark captures Vincennes (Ind) from British in the year 1779.
Feb 24 In the year 1779 george Rogers Clark captures Vincennes IN from British
Feb 27 Jan Nepveu, Dutch gov-gen of Suriname (1769-79), dies at 59 on this day in history.
Mar 01 In the year 1779 jacob Gottfried Weber, composer
Mar 06 In the year 1779 philipp Roth, composer
Mar 11 US army Corps of Engineers established (1st time) in the year 1779.
Mar 13 In the year 1779 oliver Shaw, composer
Mar 15 In the year 1779 william Lamb, (Whig) Viscount Melbourne, British PM (1834, 1835-41)
Mar 21 In the year 1779 alexis Garaude, composer
Mar 28 In the year 1779 angelo Maria Benincori, composer
Apr 06 Tommaso MFS Traetta, Italian opera composer (Farnace), dies at 52 in the year 1779.
Apr 11 In the year 1779 louise Reichardt, composer
Apr 21 William Knyvett, composer on this day in history.
May 02 John Galt, Scotland, novelist (Ayrshire Legatees, Lawrie Todd) on this day in history.
May 11 On this day in history john Heart, US farmer (signed Decl of Independence), dies at about 68