Historical Events in 1784

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  • Jan 6th Turkey & Russia sign treaty in Constantinople
  • Jan 7th 1st US seed business established by David Landreth, Philadelphia
  • Jan 14th US Revolutionary War ends; US Congress of the Confederation ratifies the Treaty of Paris

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Jan 26th Benjamin Franklin expresses unhappiness over eagle as America's symbol

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin
  • Feb 4th 1st unmanned balloon flight in Ireland
  • Feb 22nd 1st US ship to trade with China, "Empress of China", sails from NY

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Feb 28th John Wesley charters Methodist Church

Evangelist John Wesley
Evangelist
John Wesley

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Feb 29th Marquis de Sade transferred from Vincennes fortress to the Bastille

Philosopher and Writer Marquis de Sade
Philosopher and Writer
Marquis de Sade
  • Mar 1st E Kidner opens 1st cooking school, in Great Britain
  • Mar 5th Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney, is named President of the Board of Trade.
  • Mar 22nd The Emerald Buddha is moved with great ceremony to its current place in Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand.

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Apr 29th Premiere of Mozart's Sonata in B flat, K454 (Vienna)

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
  • May 8th Only known deaths by hailstones in US (Winnsborough SC)
  • May 11th Britain & Tippu Sahib of Mysore sign peace treaty
  • May 20th Britain & Netherlands sign peace treaty (Peace of Paris)
  • May 22nd Ceylonese student leader Pieter Quint Ondaatje demands democracy
  • May 25th Jews are expelled from Warsaw by Marshall Mniszek
  • Jun 3rd US army officially established by Congress of the Confederation
  • Jun 4th Madame Elizabeth Thible becomes the first female balloonist.
  • Jun 9th John Carroll appointed supervisor of US Catholic Missions
  • Jun 16th Holland forbids orange clothes
  • Jun 23rd 1st US balloon flight (13 year old Edward Warren)
  • Aug 13th British parliament accepts East India Company Act 1784, bringing the East India Company's rule in India under the control of the British Government.
  • Aug 23rd Eastern Tennessee settlers declare their area an independent state & name it Franklin; a year later the Continental Congress rejects it
  • Sep 21st 1st daily newspaper in America (Pennsylvania Packet & General Advertiser)
  • Sep 22nd Russian trappers established a colony on Kodiak Island, AK
  • Nov 1st Maryland grants citizenship to Lafayette & his descendents
  • Nov 26th Catholic Apostolic Prefecture of the United States established.

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Dec 21st John Jay becomes 1st US Secretary of State (foreign affairs)

Ist US Chief Justice John Jay
Ist US Chief Justice
John Jay