Historical Events in September 1779

  • Sep 3 Earl d'Orvilliers (French/Spanish Armada) sails back to Brest

'I Have Not Yet Begun To Fight'

Sep 23 John Paul Jones aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard defeats the British frigate HMS Serepis and becomes the United States first well-known naval hero

Historic Event

Sep 27 John Adams negotiates Revolutionary War peace terms with Great Britain

Election of Interest

Sep 28 American Revolution: Samuel Huntington is elected President of the Continental Congress, succeeding John Jay