Today in History for Year 1771

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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
Enlightenment Philosopher Denis DiderotEnlightenment Philosopher Denis Diderot 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
Nov 16th - West Indian Company & Amsterdam divide up Suriname

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 45 of 45

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
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 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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