On This Day

What Happened on December 23, 1779

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Benedict Arnold court-martialed for improper conduct

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

Famous Deaths

  • Augustus Hervey, 3rd Earl of Bristol, British admiral and politician (b. 1724)
1779 Highlights

About December 23, 1779

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 241 years, 9 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn