On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 1779

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

English engraver and poet William Blake begins study at the Royal Academy, Old Somerset House, London

Poet and Artist William Blake
Poet and Artist
William Blake

1779 Highlights

About October 8, 1779

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 241 years, 3 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra