1779 events in history

Jan 11 Ching-Thang Khomba is crowned King of Manipur
Feb 14 American Revolutionary War: the Battle of Kettle Creek is fought in Georgia
Feb 14 James Cook is killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii
Mar 3 American Revolutionary War: The Continental Army is routed at the Battle of Brier Creek near Savannah, Georgia
May 13 War of Bavarian Succession: Russian and French mediators at the Congress of Teschen negotiate an end to the war. In the agreement Austria receives the part of its territory that was taken from it (the Innviertel)
Jun 1 Benedict Arnold, a general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, is court-martialed for malfeasance
Jun 16 Spain declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Great Siege of Gibraltar begins
Jun 24 American Revolutionary War: The Great Siege of Gibraltar begins
Jul 6 Battle of Grenada: The French defeat British naval forces during the American Revolutionary War
Jul 16 American Revolutionary War: Light infantry of the Continental Army seize a fortified British Army position in a midnight bayonet attack at the Battle of Stony Point
Aug 13 American Revolutionary War: The Royal Navy defeats the Penobscot Expedition with the most significant loss of United States naval forces prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor
Sep 16 American Revolutionary War: The Franco-American Siege of Savannah begins
Sep 23 American Revolution: John Paul Jones on board the USS Bonhomme Richard wins the Battle of Flamborough Head
Sep 28 American Revolution: Samuel Huntington is elected President of the Continental Congress, succeeding John Jay
Oct 4 The Fort Wilson Riot takes place
Oct 18 American Revolutionary War: The Franco-American Siege of Savannah is lifted