On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1779

Famous Birthdays

  • Stephen Decatur, American naval hero (War of 1812), born in Sinepuxent, Maryland (d. 1820)
  • Zebulon Pike, American brigadier general and explorer (Pike's Peak), born in Lamington, New Jersey (d. 1813)
1779 Highlights

About January 5, 1779

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 242 years and 11 months
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn