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1781 – American Revolutionary War: The siege of Yorktown comes to an end. 1789 – John Jay is sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the United States. 1805 – War of the Third Coalition: Austrian General Mack surrenders his army to Napoleon at the Battle of Ulm. 1812 – The French invasion of Russia fails when Napoleon begins his retreat ...
The Action of 6 October 1779 was a minor but famous and furious naval engagement that took part in the early stages of the war between Britain and France in the American Revolutionary War between the British Royal Navy frigate HMS Quebec and the frigate Surveillante of the French Navy.
- 6 October 1779
- off Ushant
- French victory
1781 was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar, the 1781st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 781st year of the 2nd millennium, the 81st year of the 18th century, and the 2nd year of the 1780s decade.
1716 – Giovanni Battista Beccaria, Italian physicist and academic (d. 1781) 1720 – Johann Uz, German poet and judge (d. 1796) 1790 – John Ross, American tribal chief (d. 1866) 1797 – Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1870) 1800 – George Bancroft, American historian and politician, 17th United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 1891)
1781 – Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke, English admiral (b. 1705) 1786 – Johann Ludwig Aberli, Swiss painter and illustrator (b. 1723) 1806 – Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Haitian commander and politician, Governor-General of Haiti (b. 1758) 1836 – Orest Kiprensky, Russian painter (b. 1782)
1781 byl rok, který dle gregoriánského kalendáře započal pondělím.. Události. 1. března – Byla ukončena ratifikace Článků Konfederace a trvalé unie, předchůdce ústavy Spojených států amerických.
Articles of Confederation in effect (1781–1788) Births. August 23 – John M. Berrien, United States Senator from Georgia from 1841 till 1852. (died 1856) August 28 – Hannah Tompkins, wife of Daniel D. Tompkins, Second Lady of the United States (died 1829)
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