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Historical Events in January 1779

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

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

Explorer James Cook
Explorer
James Cook

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

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

Founding Father of the United States John Dickinson
Founding Father of the United States
John Dickinson

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

Astronomer Charles Messier
Astronomer
Charles Messier