1778 in History – What happened in year 1778


In history, year 1778 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1778.

Know what happened in 1778:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
03 July American Revolutionary War-Loyalists and Iroquois killed over300 Patriots at the Battle of Wyoming in Pennsylvania.
11 November American Revolutionary War-British forces and their Senecaallies attacked a fort and the village of Cherry Valley, New York,killing 14 soldiers and 30 civilians.
27 July American Revolutionary War-French and British fleets fought toa standoff west of Ushant, which led to political disputes in bothcountries.
07 SeptemberAmerican Revolutionary War-France invaded the island ofDominica and captured the British fort there before the latter even knewthat France had entered the war as an ally of the United States.
18 JanuaryEnglish explorer James Cook became the first known European toreach the Sandwich Islands, now known as the Hawaiian Islands.
07 SeptemberAmerican Revolutionary War-France invaded the island of Dominica and captured the British fort there before the latter even knewthat France had entered the war as an ally of the United States.
18 JanuaryEnglish explorer James Cook became the first known European to reach the Sandwich Islands, now known as the Hawaiian Islands .
06 FebruaryFrance and the United States signed the Treaty of Alliance and the Treaty of Amity and Commerce, establishing military and commercial ties respectively between the two nations.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1778:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 SeptemberLouis Bonaparte / King / France
03 AprilPierre Bretonneau / Doctor / France
03 January Antoni Melchior Fijałkowski / Bishop / Poland
03 JulyCarl Ludvig Engel / Architect / Germany
04 March Robert Emmet / Army Officer / Ireland
05 January Zebulon Pike / General / United States of America
07 JuneBeau Brummell / Cricketer / United Kingdom
09 SeptemberClemens Brentano / Poet / Germany
11 AugustFriedrich Ludwig Jahn / Educator / Russia
14 NovemberJohann Nepomuk Hummel / Pianist / Austria
16 DecemberJohn Ordronaux / Soldier / United States of America
17 DecemberHumphry Davy / Chemist / United Kingdom
18 MayCharles Vane / Soldier / Ireland
19 SeptemberHenry Brougham / Politician / Scotland
20 AugustBernardo O'Higgins / Politician / Chile
20 SeptemberFabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen / Admiral / Russia
22 February Rembrandt Peale / Painter / United States of America
25 NovemberMary Anne Schimmelpenninck / Author / United Kingdom
25 February José de San Martín / Politician / Peru
31 March Coenraad Jacob Temminck / Zoologist / Netherlands

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