On This Day

What Happened on January 22, 1779

Famous Birthdays

  • Stefano Pavesi, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Claudius Smith, American Revolutionary War loyalist (b. 1736)
  • Jeremiah Dixon, English surveyor and astronomer, dies at 45
1779 Highlights

About January 22, 1779

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 243 years, 6 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius