On This Day

November 1783 in History

Events in History

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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
  • Nov 3 John Austin, a footpad turned murderer, is the last to be publicly hanged at London's Tyburn gallows
  • 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 the United States

Deaths in History

  • Nov 22 John Hanson, American Continental Congressman and 1st US President under Articles of Confederation, dies at 68
  • Nov 23 Yoriyuki Arima, Japanese mathematician (approximated the value of pi and its square, pi^2), dies at 68