What Happened in 1778

Significant Events

  • Feb 6 France recognizes USA, signs Treaty of Alliance in Paris, 1st US treaty
  • Jul 10 American Revolution: Louis XVI of France declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain
  • Nov 26 British explorer Captain James Cook discovers Maui in the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii)
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New Orleans businessman Oliver Pollock creates the "$" symbol

On April 1, 1778

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