October 1779 in History

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Events in History

  • Oct 4 The Fort Wilson Riot takes place.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Poet/Artist William Blake
Poet/Artist
William Blake

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 10 Antoine PFGdV Celles, Belgium/Dutch/French MP

Deaths in History

  • Oct 11 Casimir PuĊ‚aski, Polish born fighter for American independence (b. 1745) dies in Battle of Savannah

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 11 Casimir Pulaski, Polish military leader (called the father of American cavalry), killed in action at 34

Military Leader Casimir Pulaski
Military Leader
Casimir Pulaski