What Happened in 1783

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Significant Events

  • Mar 10 USS Alliance under Captain Barry fights and wins last naval battle of US Revolutionary War off Cape Canaveral
  • Mar 15 In an emotional speech in Newburgh, New York, George Washington asks his officers not to support the Newburgh Conspiracy. The plea is successful and the threatened coup d'etat never takes place.
  • Apr 11 Hostilities formally cease in the American Revolutionary War
  • Apr 18 Fighting ceases in the American Revolution, eight years to the day since it began.
  • Sep 3 Treaty of Paris signed in Paris ends the American Revolutionary War between Great Britain and United States of America
  • Nov 25 Britain evacuates New York city, its last military position in United States
  • Dec 19 William Pitt the Younger becomes the youngest ever British Prime Minister at age 24
  • Dec 23 US General George Washington resigns his military commission as Commander-in-Chief of the Army to Congress
More Historical Events

World Leaders in 1783

Famous People in 1783

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 3 US Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Marshall (27) weds Mary Willis Ambler in Hanover County, Virginia
  • May 8 First American flag seamstress Betsy Ross (31) weds John Claypoole at Christ Church