What Happened in October 1779

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Historical Events

  • Oct 4 The Fort Wilson Riot takes place.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 8 English engraver and poet William Blake begins study at the Royal Academy, Old Somerset House, London

Poet/Artist William Blake
Poet/Artist
William Blake

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 10 Antoine PFGdV Celles, Belgium/Dutch/French MP

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 11 Casimir PuĊ‚aski, Polish born fighter for American independence (b. 1745) dies in Battle of Savannah

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 11 Casimir Pulaski, Polish military leader (called the father of American cavalry), killed in action at 34

Military Leader Casimir Pulaski
Military Leader
Casimir Pulaski
  • Oct 28 Raphael Weiss, German composer and priest, dies at 66