Historical Events for Year 1785

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Jan 1st - "Daily Universal Register" (Times of London) publishes 1st issue
Jan 7th - 1st balloon flight across English Channel (Jean Pierre Blanchard & John Jeffries)
Jan 11th - Continental Congress convenes in NYC
Jan 13th - John Walter publishes first issue of London Times
Jan 14th - Mozart completes "Dissonantenkwartet" (opus 10)
Jan 15th - Mozart's string quartet opus 10 premieres
Jan 19th - First manned balloon flight in Ireland
Jan 20th - Samuel Ellis advertises to sell Oyster Island (Ellis Is), no takers
Jan 27th - 1st US state university chartered, Athens, Georgia
Jan 29th - In a surprising announcement, John Hancock resigns as Governor of Massachusetts, allegedly due to his failing health
Mar 1st - Philadelphia Society for the Promotion of Agriculture organized
Mar 7th - James Hutton, geologist, presents his full theory of uniformitarianism at a meeting of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
Apr 21st - Catherine II of Russia confers on the nobility the "Charter to the Nobility", increasing further the power of the landed oligarchs
King of Hawaii Kamehameha IKing of Hawaii Kamehameha I May 1st - Kamehameha, the king of Hawaiʻi defeats Kalanikupule and establishes the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi
May 9th - British inventor Joseph Bramah patents beer-pump handle
May 23rd - Benjamin Franklin announces his invention of bifocals
Jun 15th - 2 French balloonists die in world's 1st fatal aviation accident
Jul 4th - James Hutton, geologist, publicly reads an abstract of his theory of uniformitarianism for the first time at the meeting of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
Jul 6th - Congress unanimously resolves US currency named "dollar" & adopts decimal coinage
Jul 12th - 1st manned flight by gas balloon in Netherlands
Aug 1st - Caroline Herschel becomes 1st woman discoverer of a comet
Aug 15th - French cardinal De Rohan arrested
Classical Musician and Composer Wolfang Amadeus MozartClassical Musician and Composer Wolfang Amadeus Mozart Sep 1st - Mozart publishes 6th string quartet opus 10 in Vienna
Sep 10th - Prussia signs trade agreement with US
Sep 28th - Napoleon Bonaparte (16) graduates from the military academy in Paris (42nd in a class of 51)
Sep 29th - Chasidic sect is excommunicated in Kraków Poland
Nov 10th - Netherlands & France sign treaty
Nov 17th - Church of England organizes in New England
Nov 28th - The Treaty of Hopewell is signed between the Confederation Congress of the United States of America and the Cherokee people

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