Historical Events in December 1783

  • Dec 1 Jacques Charles and Nicolas Roberts make first untethered ascension with gas hydrogen balloon in Paris
  • Dec 4 Gen Washington bids officers farewell at Fraunce's Tavern, NYC
  • Dec 7 Theatre Royal opens in Covent Garden, London
  • Dec 7 William Pitt the Younger (24) becomes the youngest ever British Prime Minister
  • Dec 9 First execution at Newgate Jail in London, relocated from Tyburn (now the site of Marble Arch)
  • Dec 18 British King George III dissmisses government of Portland
  • Dec 19 British government of William Pitt the Younger forms

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Dec 23 General George Washington resigns his military commission as Commander-in-Chief of the Army to Congress

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • Dec 31 Import of African slaves banned by all of the Northern US states