On This Day

October 1779 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 4 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 and Artist William Blake
Poet and Artist
William Blake

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 9 Siege of Savannah during American Revolutionary War: Casimir Pulaski is wounded by grapeshot (dies 11 or 15 March)

Military Leader Casimir Pulaski
Military Leader
Casimir Pulaski

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 10 Antoine Philippe Vischer, comte de Celles, Belgian-French politician, born in Brussels (d. 1841)

Deaths in History


Person of interestCasimir Pulaski

Oct 11 Casimir Pulaski, Polish Military Leader (called the father of American cavalry), dies of battle wounds at 34 (alternative date 15 March)

Military Leader Casimir Pulaski
Military Leader
Casimir Pulaski