On This Day

What Happened in 1783

Important Events in 1783

  • 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 when it began
  • Jun 8 Laki volcano in southern Iceland begins 8-month eruption, killing 10,000 and causing widespread famines throughout Asia and Europe
  • 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 the 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

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Famous People in 1783

World Leaders in 1783

Famous Weddings in 1783

  • 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