What Happened on January 18, 1779

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

John Dickinson is appointed a delegate for Delaware to the Continental Congress

Founding Father of the United States John Dickinson
Founding Father of the United States
John Dickinson

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPeter Mark Roget

Peter Mark Roget, British lexicographer (Roget's Thesaurus) and inventor (slide rule, pocket chessboard), born in London (d. 1869)

Lexicographer and Inventor Peter Mark Roget
Lexicographer and Inventor
Peter Mark Roget