Historical Events for Year 1779
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Jan 11th - Ching-Thang Khomba is crowned King of Manipur.
Jan 17th - Capt Cooks last notation in ship's log Discovery
Jan 23rd - Charles Messier catalogs M56 (globular cluster in Lyra)
Jan 31st - Charles Messier adds M57 (Ring Nebula in Lyra) to his catalog
Feb 24th - George Rogers Clark captures Vincennes (Ind) from British
Mar 11th - US army Corps of Engineers established (1st time)
May 13th - War of Bavarian Succession ends
Jun 15th - General Anthony Wayne captures Stony Point, Bronx
Jun 16th - In support of the US, Spain declares war on England
Jun 16th - Vice-adm Hardy sails out of Isle of Wright against Spanish Armada
Jun 16th - Spain declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain, and the siege of Gibraltar begins.
Jun 18th - French fleet occupies St Vincent
Jun 20th - Battle of Stone Ferry
Jul 4th - French fleet occupies Grenada
Jul 15th - US troops under Gen A Wayne conquer Ft Stony Point, NY
Sep 3rd - Earl d'orvilliers (French/Spanish Armada) sails back to Brest
Sep 23rd - John Paul Jones' "Bon Homme Richard" defeats HMS Serepis
Sep 27th - John Adams negotiates Revolutionary War peace terms with Britain
Sep 28th - American Revolution: Samuel Huntington is elected President of the Continental Congress, succeeding John Jay.
Oct 4th - The Fort Wilson Riot takes place.
US Defector General Benedict Arnold Dec 23rd - Benedict Arnold court-martialed for improper conduct
Dec 31st - English fleet beat Dutch Merchant vessels