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What Happened in 1780

Important Events in 1780

  • Mar 1 Pennsylvania becomes 1st US state to abolish slavery (for newborns only)
  • Oct 10 Great Hurricane of 1780 kills 20,000 to 30,000 in the Caribbean, hitting Barbados first. Atlantic's deadliest recorded hurricane.

More Historical Events

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About midday, near-total darkness descends on New England, now known to be caused by forest fires in Canada

On May 19, 1780

Famous People in 1780

World Leaders in 1780

Famous Weddings in 1780

  • Dec 14 US founding father Alexander Hamilton (25) weds Elizabeth Schuyler (23) at Schuyler Mansion in Albany, New York