On This Day

Historical Events in January 1779

  • Jan 11 Ching-Thang Khomba is crowned King of Manipur.

Historic Event

Jan 17 Captain James Cook's last notation in Discovery's ship's log

Appointment of Interest

Jan 18 John Dickinson is appointed a delegate for Delaware to the Continental Congress

Historic Event

Jan 23 Charles Messier catalogs M56 (globular cluster in Lyra)