What Happened on May 4, 1799

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Fourth Anglo-Mysore War: The Battle of Seringapatam: The siege of Seringapatam ends when the city is assaulted and the Tipu Sultan killed by the besieging British army, under the command of General George Harris.

Famous Deaths

  • Tipu Sultan, Indian military leader killed during Battle of Seringapatam (b. 1750)