# What Day of the Week

What day of the week is this date?

## 1779 Calendar

January
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31
February
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28
March
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031
April
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930
May
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031
June
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930
July
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
August
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031
September
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930
October
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31
November
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930
December
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031

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### 1779 Historical Event(s)

•  January 11, 1779 – Ching-Thang Khomba is crowned King of Manipur.
•  February 14, 1779 – James Cook is killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii.
•  May 13, 1779 – War of Bavarian Succession: Russian and French mediators at the Congress of Teschen negotiate an end to the war. In the agreement Austria receives the part of its territory that was taken from it (the Innviertel).
•  June 1, 1779 – Benedict Arnold, a general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, is court-martialed for malfeasance.
•  June 24, 1779 – American Revolutionary War: The Great Siege of Gibraltar begins.
•  July 6, 1779 – Battle of Grenada: French victory over British naval forces during the American Revolutionary War.
•  July 16, 1779 – American Revolutionary War: light infantry of the Continental Army seize a fortified British Army position in a midnight bayonet attack at the Battle of Stony Point.
•  September 16, 1779 – American Revolutionary War: The Franco-American Siege of Savannah begins.
•  September 28, 1779 – American Revolution: Samuel Huntington is elected President of the Continental Congress, succeeding John Jay.
•  October 18, 1779 – American Revolutionary War: The Franco-American Siege of Savannah is lifted.

### Who Were Born On 1779?

•  February 27, 1779 – Thomas Hazlehurst, English soap and alkali manufacturer (d. 1842)
•  March 2, 1779 – Joel Roberts Poinsett, American statesman and botanist (d. 1851)
•  March 6, 1779 – Antoine-Henri Jomini, French general (d. 1869)
•  August 1, 1779 – Lorenz Oken, German naturalist (d. 1851)
•  August 7, 1779 – Carl Ritter, German geographer (d. 1859)
•  August 22, 1779 – James Kirke Paulding, American author (d. 1860)
•  September 8, 1779 – Mustafa IV, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1808)
•  September 18, 1779 – Joseph Story, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1845)
•  November 14, 1779 – Adam Gottlob Oehlenschläger, Danish poet (d. 1850)