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Notable Historical Events - 1779

1779John Dickinson is appointed to be a delegate for Delaware to the Continental Congress

1779Benedict Arnold court-martialed for improper conduct

1779American Revolution: Samuel Huntington is elected President of the Continental Congress, succeeding John Jay.

1779John Adams negotiates Revolutionary War peace terms with Britain

1779 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 11
Ching-Thang Khomba is crowned King of Manipur. 
Jan 17
Captain Cook's last notation in ship's log Discovery 
Jan 18
John Dickinson is appointed to be a delegate for Delaware to the Continental Congress 
Jan 23
Charles Messier catalogs M56 (globular cluster in Lyra) 
Jan 31
Charles Messier adds M57 (Ring Nebula in Lyra) to his catalog 
Feb 24
George Rogers Clark captures Vincennes (Ind) from British 
Mar 11
US army Corps of Engineers established (1st time) 
May 13
War of Bavarian Succession ends 
Jun 8
Admiral Nelson and Captain Thomas Hardy and sail against Spanish fleet on HMS Foudroyant 
Jun 15
General Anthony Wayne captures Stony Point, Bronx 
Jun 16
Spain declares war on Great Britain in support of the US, and the siege of Gibraltar begins. 
Jun 18
French fleet occupies St Vincent 
Jun 20
Battle of Stone Ferry 
Jul 4
French fleet occupies Grenada 
Jul 15
American troops under Gen A Wayne conquer Ft Stony Point, NY 
Sep 3
Earl d'Orvilliers (French/Spanish Armada) sails back to Brest 
Sep 23
John Paul Jones' "Bon Homme Richard" defeats HMS Serepis 
Sep 27
John Adams negotiates Revolutionary War peace terms with Britain 
Sep 28
American Revolution: Samuel Huntington is elected President of the Continental Congress, succeeding John Jay
Oct 4
The Fort Wilson Riot takes place. 
Dec 23
Benedict Arnold court-martialed for improper conduct 
Dec 31
English fleet beat Dutch Merchant vessels 
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