Historical Events in January 1785

  • Jan 1 "Daily Universal Register" (Times of London) publishes 1st issue
  • Jan 7 1st balloon flight across English Channel by Jean Pierre Blanchard and John Jeffries
  • Jan 11 Continental Congress convenes in NYC
  • Jan 13 John Walter publishes 1st issue of "The Times" of London

Music History

Jan 14 Amadeus Mozart completes his "Dissonanzenquartett / "Dissonance quartet" (opus 10)

  • Jan 15 Mozart's string quartet opus 10 premieres
  • Jan 19 First manned balloon flight in Ireland
  • Jan 20 Samuel Ellis advertises to sell Oyster Island (Ellis Island), no takers
  • Jan 27 1st US state university chartered in Athens, Georgia

Historic Event

Jan 29 In a surprising announcement, John Hancock resigns as Governor of Massachusetts, allegedly due to his failing health