On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 1779

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

US Defector General Benedict Arnold (38) weds Peggy Shippen (18) at Shippen's townhouse in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

US General and Turncoat Benedict Arnold
US General and Turncoat
Benedict Arnold

1779 Highlights

About April 8, 1779

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 241 years, 9 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries