What Happened on June 16, 1779

Historical Events

Great Siege of Gibraltar

Spain declares war on Great Britain in support of France and the USA, starting the Great Siege of Gibraltar which goes on to last 3 years, 7 months and 2 weeks

Capture of Stony Point

US General Anthony Wayne captures Stony Point, New York, inflicting heavy losses on the British

Famous Deaths

  • Sir Francis Bernard, Governor of New Jersey and Massachusetts (b. 1712)

About June 16, 1779

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 244 years, 3 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini