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Historical Events

Events 1 - 14 of 14

Jan 22nd - Spain cedes Falkland Islands to Britain
Feb 12th - Gustav III becomes the King of Sweden.
Feb 16th - Messier presents his original list of 45 M-objects to French Academy
Feb 19th - Messier adds M46-M49 to his catalog (galactic clusters in Puppis & Hydra & galaxy in Virgo)
May 7th - Samuel Hearne explores Copper Mine River of Canada
May 16th - The Battle of Alamance, a pre-American Revolutionary War battle between local militia and a group of rebels called "The Regulators", occurs in present-day Alamance County, North Carolina.
Jul 12th - James Cook sails Endeavour back to Downs England
Jul 14th - Mission San Antonio de Padua founded in California
Jul 31st - Paul Potters "Great ossendrift" sold for Ÿ9050 in Amsterdam
Sep 8th - Mission San Gabriel Archangel forms in California
Sep 26th - Denis Diderot's "Le Fils Naturel" premieres in Paris
Oct 9th - The Dutch merchant ship Vrouw Maria sinks near the coast of Finland.
Nov 4th - Carlo Goldoni's "Le Bourru Bienfaisant" premieres in Paris
Enlightenment Philosopher Denis DiderotEnlightenment Philosopher Denis Diderot Nov 16th - West Indian Company & Amsterdam divide up Suriname

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 46 of 46

Jan 17th - Charles Brockden Brown, father of American novel (Wieland)
Jan 21st - Arnold A Buyskes, Dutch vice-admiral/colonial director
Jan 26th - Jacob Andries van Braam, colonial director (Suriname)
Feb 9th - Daniel Belknap, composer
Feb 18th - Friedrich Christian Ruppe, composer and violinist, brother of Christian Friedrich Ruppe
Feb 24th - Johann Baptist Cramer, German/British pianist/composer/publisher
Feb 28th - French Jozef Kinsoen, Flemish portrait painter
Mar 1st - Armand-Emmanuel Trial, composer
Mar 10th - Georg F Creuzer, German philological/historian (Idea und Probe)
Mar 22nd - Heinrich D Zschokke, Swiss author (Das Goldmacherdorf)
Apr 13th - Adam FJA van der Duyn, Dutch governor (South Holland)
Apr 13th - Richard Trevithick, Cornwall, inventor (steam locomotive)
Apr 18th - Karl Philipp Fürst zu Schwarzenberg, Austrian field marshal (d. 1820)
Apr 19th - Giuseppe Cartufo, composer
Apr 29th - Matthaus Stegmayer, composer
May 1st - George Guest, composer
May 14th - Robert Owen, England, factory owner/socialist
May 26th - Rahel Varnhagen von Ense-Levin, German saloon owner/author
Jun 1st - Ferdinando Paer, composer
Jun 3rd - Sydney Smith, Woodford Essex, preacher/reformer/author
Jun 3rd - Charles Bernard Desormes, Dijon, French Physicist and Chemist who determined the ratio of the specific heats of gases as well as the exact composition of carbon monoxide and carbon disulphide
Jun 5th - Ernst Augustus I, Duke of Cumberland/King of Hanover (1837-51)
Jun 5th - Willem F, count of Bylandt, Dutch military officer
Jun 12th - Patrick Gass, Falling Springs PA, sgt of Lewis & Clark Expedition
Jun 19th - Joseph Gergonne, French mathematician (d. 1859)
Jun 20th - Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk, Scottish philanthropist (d. 1820)
Jun 24th - E I Du Pont, France, chemist/scientist (Du Pont)
Aug 15th - Walter Scott, Scotland, novelist/poet (Lady of Lake)
Aug 22nd - Jan Joseph Rosler, composer
Aug 22nd - Henry Maudslay, English inventor (d. 1831)
Sep 5th - Charles L J, archduke of Austria/Gov (Austria Netherland)
Sep 14th - Nikolay Raevsky, Russian general and statesman (d. 1829)
Sep 17th - Johann August Apel, German jurist and writer (d. 1816)
Sep 20th - Mungo Park, Scotish explorer (Africa)
Sep 23rd - Emperor Kokaku of Japan (d. 1840)
Oct 1st - Pierre MF de Sales Baillot, French violinist/composer
Oct 9th - Frederik Willem, duke of Brunswick (1813-15)
Oct 23rd - Jean-Andoche Junot, French general (d. 1813)
Nov 6th - Alois Senefelder, inventor (lithography)
Nov 11th - Ephraim McDowell, surgeon (pioneered abdominal surgery)
Anatomist and Physiologist Marie Francois Xavier BichatAnatomist and Physiologist Marie Francois Xavier Bichat (Nov 14th) Nov 14th - Marie François Xavier bichat, Paris, anatomist and physiologist (tissue theory), (d. 1802)
Nov 17th - Jonathan Huntington, composer
Nov 22nd - Paul R Cantzlaar, gov of Saba/St-Eustatius/Curacao/Dutch-West Indies
Dec 25th - Dorothy Wordsworth
Dec 26th - Heinrich J von Collin, Austria dramatist/poet (Regulus)
Dec 26th - Julie Clary, queen consort of Naples (d. 1845)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 2 of 2

Voice of the American Revolution Thomas PaineVoice of the American Revolution Thomas Paine (Mar 26th) Mar 26th - Political activist Thomas Paine (34) weds second wife Elizabeth Ollive
May 14th - King of France Louis XVIII weds princess Maria Giuseppina of Savoy at the Palace of Versailles

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 25 of 25

Jan 5th - John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford, British statesman (b. 1710)
Jan 11th - Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, marquis d'Argens, French author, dies at 66
Feb 8th - Augusta von Saxen-Gotha, German prince Frederick Louis of Wales, dies
Feb 12th - Adolf Frederik, King of Sweden (1751-70), dies at 60
Feb 20th - Jean Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan, French geophysicist (b. 1678)
Mar 1st - Isfrid Kayser, composer, dies at 58
Mar 8th - Louis August le Clerc, French-born sculptor (b. 1688)
May 21st - Christopher Smart, English poet (b. 1722)
Jun 8th - George Montague-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax, English statesman (b. 1716)
Jun 23rd - Jean-Claude Trial, composer, dies at 38
Jul 7th - Thomas Gray, English poet (Elegy), dies at 54
Jul 30th - Thomas Gray, English poet, dies at 54
Sep 17th - Tobias George Smollett, novelist (Adv of Roderick Random), dies at 50
Oct 8th - John E Loovens, lawyer, dies at 76
Oct 14th - Franz Xaver Brixi, composer, dies at 39
Oct 18th - Robert Praelisauer, composer, dies at 62
Oct 27th - Johann Gottlieb Graun, composer, dies
Nov 6th - Hermanus Noordkerk, Dutch jurist, dies at 69
Nov 6th - John Bevis, English physician and astronomer (b. 1695)
Nov 13th - Conrad E Ackermann, German actor/theater director, dies at 61
Nov 18th - Giuseppe de Majo, composer, dies at 73
Dec 6th - Giovanni Battista Morgagni, Italian anatomist (b. 1682)
Dec 23rd - Marie-Marguerite d'Youville, Canadian saint (b. 1701)
Dec 26th - Claude Adrien Helvétius, French philosopher (b. 1715)
Dec 27th - Henri Pitot, French engineer (b. 1695)

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