On This Day

Events in History in April 1783

Election of Interest

Apr 2 William Cavendish-Bentinck becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain after an opposition coalition of Henry Fox and Frederick North forces William Petty to resign

  • Apr 3 Sweden & US sign a treaty of Amity & Commerce

Historic Event

Apr 8 Catherine II of Russia annexes the Crimea

  • Apr 9 Tippu Sahib drives out British from Bednore, India
  • Apr 11 Hostilities formally cease in the American Revolutionary War [1]
  • Apr 15 American Revolution: the Continental Congress ratified preliminary articles of peace, ending the seven-year-long war with Great Britain.

Historic Event

Apr 18 American Revolution: George Washington issues General Order announcing the end of hostilities with Britain, giving thanks to the Almighty, and offering congratulations and authorizing an extra ration of alcohol to the troops to celebrate [1]