1779 in History – What happened in year 1779

In history, year 1779 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 1779.

Know what happened in 1779:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
20 July Tekle Giyorgis I began the first of his five reigns as Emperorof Ethiopia.
23 September American Revolutionary War-John Paul Jones led the ContinentalNavy to victory in the Battle of Flamborough Head, one of the mostcelebrated naval actions of the war.
29 DecemberAmerican Revolutionary War-British soldiers under the commandof Lieutenant Colonel Archibald Campbell captured Savannah, Georgia.
20 JulyTekle Giyorgis I began the first of his six reigns as Emperorof Ethiopia.
04 OctoberAmerican Revolution-James Wilson and his colleagues wereforced to defend themselves after a mob, angered by his successful legaldefense of 23 people from exile, converged on his house, resulting insix deaths.
13 AugustAmerican Revolutionary War-Off the coast of Maine, the United States suffered its worst naval defeat until the attack on Pearl Harborduring World War II.
13 MayRussian and French mediators negotiated the Treaty of Teschento end the War of the Bavarian Succession.
20 JulyTekle Giyorgis I began the first of his six reigns as Emperorof Ethiopia.
04 OctoberAmerican Revolution James Wilson and his colleagues wereforced to defend themselves after a mob, angered by his successful legaldefense of 23 people from exile, converged on his house, resulting insix deaths.
14 FebruaryEnglish explorer James Cook was killed during a fight againstNative Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii.
14 FebruaryEnglish explorer James Cook was killed near Kealakekua when he tried to kidnap Kalani??pu?u, the ruling chief of the Island of Hawaii.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1779:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 AugustLorenz Oken / Biologist / Switzerland
01 AugustFrancis Scott Key / Author / United States of America
01 January William Clowes / Publisher / United Kingdom
02 March Joel Roberts Poinsett / Politician / United States of America
05 January Stephen Decatur / Army Officer / United States of America
05 March Benjamin Gompertz / Mathematician / United Kingdom
06 March Antoine-Henri Jomini / General / Switzerland
07 AugustCarl Ritter / Academic / Germany
07 AugustLouis de Freycinet / Navigator / France
08 SeptemberMustafa IV / Sultan / Turkey
09 DecemberTabitha Babbitt / Inventor / United States of America
12 DecemberMadeleine Sophie Barat / Saint / France
14 NovemberAdam Oehlenschläger / Poet / Denmark
15 JulyClement Clarke Moore / Poet / United States of America
15 March William Lamb / Politician / Australia
18 SeptemberJoseph Story / Lawyer / United States of America
18 January Peter Mark Roget / Physician / United Kingdom
27 NovemberAimé / Politician / France
27 February Thomas Hazlehurst / Business Man / United Kingdom
28 MayThomas Moore / Poet / Ireland

More years: 1709 | 1719 | 1729 | 1739 | 1749 | 1759 | 1769 | 1779 | 1789 | 1799 || 1579 | 1679 | 1779 | 1879 | 1979

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