On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1779

Famous Birthdays

  • Francis Scott Key, American lawyer, poet and composer of the lyrics to "Star-Spangled Banner", born in Carroll County, Maryland (d. 1843)
  • Lorenz Oken, German naturalist, born in Bohlsbach, Swabia (d. 1851)
1779 Highlights

About August 1, 1779

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 241 years, 2 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo