On This Day

Historical Events in November 1783

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Nov 2 General George Washington, later 1st US President, bids farewell to his army after the American Revolutionary War

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington

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Nov 3 Washington orders Continental Army disbanded

US General Nathanael Greene
US General
Nathanael Greene
  • Nov 3 John Austin, a footpad turned murderer, is the last to be publicly hanged at London's Tyburn gallows

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Nov 4 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Symphony No. 36" premieres in Linz, Austria

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Nov 21 Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and Marquis d'Arlandes make 1st manned free balloon flight in a Montgolfier balloon
  • Nov 23 Annapolis Maryland, becomes US capital (until June 1784)
  • Nov 25 Britain evacuates New York city, its last military position in United States