Events in year of 1782

  • 01-071st US commercial bank, Bank of North America, opens in Philadelphia
  • 02-04British garrison surrenders to French and Spanish fleet
  • 02-05Spanish take Minorca (western Mediterranean) from English
  • 02-13French fleet occupies St. Christopher
  • 02-21US Congress resolves establishment of a US mint
  • 03-08Gnadenhutten Massacre - Ohio militia kills 90 indians
  • 04-12Battle at Les Saintes West-Indies: British fleet beats French
  • 04-19Netherlands recognizes US
  • 07-06British-French sea battle at Negapatam (South-Indies)
  • 08-02George Washington creates Honorary Badge of Distinction
  • 08-07George Washington creates Order of Purple Heart
  • 08-14Suriname forbids selling slave mothers without their babies
  • 09-16Great Seal of US used for 1st time
  • 11-30Britain signs agreement recognizing US independence
  • 12-14Charleston, SC evacuated by British
  • 12-291st nautical almanac in US published by Samuel Stearns, Boston

People born in year of 1782

  • 01-18Daniel Webster: Salisbury, New Hampshire -- Orator / politician / lawyer
  • 01-20Johan B J F S: Archduke of Austria
  • 01-29Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber: French opera composer (Fra Diavolo)
  • 01-29Frantiszek Tucek Scigalski: Composer
  • 03-04Johann Wyss: Switzerland -- Folklorist / writer (Swiss Family Robinson)
  • 03-14Thomas Hart Benton: (rep), "Old Bullion"
  • 03-25Carolina [Maria A] Bonaparte [countess Lipona]: Sister of Napoleon
  • 04-14Carlo Coccia: Composer
  • 04-26Maria Amalia of Bourbon-Sicily: Wife of Louis Phillip of Austria
  • 05-16John Sell Cotman: Water color artist
  • 05-26Joseph Drechsler: Composer
  • 05-28Wouter J van Troostwijk: Dutch painter
  • 06-03Charles Waterton: Eccentric naturalist / pioneer
  • 06-10Amable-G-P B de Barante: French politician / historian
  • 06-19John Bray: Composer
  • 07-06Luis [Philippus] Brion: Curacao commander of Colombian fleet
  • 07-19Jonathan Blewitt: Composer
  • 07-26John Field: Dublin, Ireland -- Pianist / composer (Nocturnes)
  • 08-10Charles Napier: London, England -- Soldier
  • 08-15Henri MG Earl the Merode: Belgian revolutionary (Souvenirs)
  • 09-07Bernardus JC Dibbets: Dutch Baron / General Major (Maastricht)
  • 09-23Jacques-Fereol Mazas: Composer
  • 10-09Lewis Cass: (Gov-Michigan)
  • 10-11Steen Steensen Blicher: Denmark -- Poet / short-story writer (E Binddstouw)
  • 11-01Viscount Goderich: (Tory), British Prime Minister (1827-28)
  • 12-05Martin Van Buren: Kinderhook, New York -- (D) 8th President (1837-41)

People died in year of 1782

  • 01-01Johann Christian Bach: German Composer / Mozarts tutor, dies at 46
  • 01-04Ange-Jacques Gabriel: French Architect (Ecole Military), dies at 83
  • 03-19Adrien Trudo Sale: Composer, dies at 59
  • 03-19Louis-Henry Paisible: Composer, dies at 33
  • 04-06Rynoldus Popma van Oevering: Composer, dies at 90
  • 04-22Josef Ferdinand Norbert Seger: Composer, dies at 66
  • 05-16Daniuel Charles Solander: Botanist
  • 05-20Carlo Giovanni Testori: Composer, dies at 68
  • 05-20Christoph Gottlieb Schroter: Composer, dies at 82
  • 07-01Charles Watson-Wentworth 2nd Marquis of Rockingham: Does at 52
  • 07-15Farinelli: Italian singer, dies at 77
  • 07-15Robert Wainwright: Composer, dies at 33
  • 07-16Louise Ulrike: Queen of Sweden / Wife of Adolf Frederik, dies at 61
  • 07-21Placidus Cajetan von Camerloher: Composer, dies at 63
  • 08-29Richard Kempenfeldt: English Admiral, drowns
  • 10-23Joseph Reipel: Composer, dies at 73
  • 11-22John Barueth: Vicar / pamphleter

Events in year of 1783

  • 01-14Congress ratifies peace treaty between US and England
  • 01-20Hostilities cease in Revolutionary War
  • 02-01William Herschel announces star Lambda Herculis as apex
  • 02-03Spain recognizes US independence
  • 02-04Worst quake in 8 years kills some 50,000 (Calabria, Italy)
  • 02-05Earthquakes ravage Calabria, killing 30,000
  • 02-05Sweden recognizes US independence
  • 03-05King Stanislaus Augustus Poniatowski grants rights to Jews of Kovno
  • 04-03Sweden & US sign a treaty of Amity & Commerce
  • 04-08Catharina II of Russia annexes the Krim
  • 04-09Tippu Sahib drives out English from Bednore India
  • 05-04Herschel reports seeing a red glow near lunar crater Aristarchus
  • 05-30Benjamin Tower of Philadelphia publishes 1st daily newspaper in US
  • 06-04Montgolfier brothers launch 1st hot-air balloon (unmanned)
  • 06-05Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier make 1st public balloon flight
  • 06-08Laki Volcano in southern Iceland begins 8-month eruption
  • 07-151st steamboat, Pyroscaphe, 1st run in France
  • 07-24Georgia becomes a protectorate of tsarist Russia
  • 07-29Skaptar Volcano on Iceland erupts killing about 9,000
  • 08-271st hydrogen balloon flight (unmanned); reaches 900 m altitude
  • 09-03Treaty of Paris signed (ending US Revolutionary War)
  • 10-06Benjamin Hanks patents self-winding clock
  • 11-02Gen Washington bids farewell to his army
  • 11-03Washington orders Continental Army disbanded
  • 11-23Annapolis Maryland, becomes US capital (until June 1784)
  • 11-25Britain evacuates NYC, their last military position in US
  • 12-01J van North launches unmanned balloon
  • 12-07Theatre Royal opens in Covent Garden, London
  • 12-07William Pitt Jr (24) becomes British Premier
  • 12-091st execution at English Newgate-jail

People born in year of 1783

  • 01-12Erik Gustaf Geijer: Swedish historian / poet (Natthimmelen)
  • 01-23Stendahl [Marie Henri Beyle]: France -- Writer (Le Rouge et de Noir)
  • 01-29Vasili A Zjukovski: Russian folk poet / translator (Homerus)
  • 02-11Jarena Lee: Famous African
  • 02-15Johann Nepomuk Poissl: Composer
  • 03-08Gottfied Wilhelm Fink: Composer
  • 03-08Hannah Hoes Van Buren: New York, United States -- Wife of President Martin (1837-41) (died 1819)
  • 03-26Johann Baptist Weigl: Composer
  • 04-03Washington Irving: US writer (Legend of Sleepy Hollow)
  • 04-08John Claudius: London, England -- Horticulturist
  • 04-10Hortense E de Beauharnais: French Queen of the Netherlands (1806-10)
  • 04-29David Cox: English painter (Treatise on landscape painting)
  • 05-09Alexander Ross: Canada -- Pioneer / fur trader
  • 05-10Niccola Benvenuti: Composer
  • 05-22Thomas Forbes Walmisley: Composer
  • 06-08Joseph Lincke: Composer
  • 06-19Thomas Sully: US portrait painter (Queen Victoria)
  • 06-29August Alexander Klengel: Composer
  • 08-07John Heathcoat: Inventor (lace-making machinery)
  • 09-17Samuel Prout: Water-color painter
  • 10-13Frantiszek Soltyk: Composer
  • 12-11Max von Schenkendorf: German poet
  • 12-14Johann Christoph Kienlen: Composer
  • 12-28Robert Gallenberg: Composer

People died in year of 1783

  • 01-05Friedrich Wilhelm Reidt: Composer, dies on 73rd birthday
  • 02-06Lancelot "Capability" Brown: English Architect (Kew), dies at about 67
  • 02-10James Nares: Composer, dies at 67
  • 03-23Gaspard Fritz: Composer, dies at 67
  • 04-07Ignaz Jakob Holzbauer: Composer, dies at 71
  • 04-11Nikita I Panin: Russian Earl / ambassador in Denmark, dies at 64
  • 05-03Pieter Valckx: South Netherlands sculptor, dies at 49
  • 05-23James Otis: American lawyer
  • 07-27Johann Philipp Kirnberger: German music theroist / violist, dies at 62
  • 08-06Willem Bachiene: Vicar / Theologist / geography / astronomer, dies at 70
  • 12-16Johann Adolf Hasse: Dutch operatic Composer (Sesostrate), dies at 84