Historical Events in October 1779

  • Oct 4 Fort Wilson Riot takes place

Historic Event

Oct 8 English engraver and poet William Blake begins study at the Royal Academy, Old Somerset House, London

Historic Siege

Oct 9 Siege of Savannah (Georgia) during American Revolutionary War: Continental Army General Casimir Pulaski is wounded by grapeshot (a type of cluster munition), dies two days later