On This Day

What Happened on September 23, 1779

'I Have Not Yet Begun To Fight'

Historical Events

  • John Paul Jones aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard defeats the British frigate HMS Serepis and becomes the United States first well-known naval hero
1779 Highlights

About September 23, 1779

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 242 years, 3 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra