On This Day

What Happened on January 18, 1779

Historical Events

AppointmentAppointment 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
1779 Highlights

About January 18, 1779

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 242 years, 9 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn