Events in year of 1784

  • 01-06Turkey and Russia sign treaty in Constantinople
  • 01-071st US seed business established by David Landreth, Philadelphia
  • 01-14Revolutionary War ends; Congress ratifies Treaty of Paris
  • 02-221st US ship to trade with China, "Empress of China, " sails from New York
  • 02-28John Wesley charters Methodist Church
  • 02-29Marquis de Sade transferred from Vincennes fortress to the Bastille
  • 03-01E Kidner opens 1st cooking school, in Great Britain
  • 04-151st balloon flight in Ireland
  • 05-08Only known deaths by hailstones in US (Winnsborough SC)
  • 05-11England and Tippu Sahib van Mysore sign peace treaty
  • 05-20England and Netherlands signs peace treaty (Peace of Paris)
  • 05-22Ceylonese student leader Pieter Quint Ondaatje demands democracy
  • 05-25Jews are expelled from Warsaw by Marshall Mniszek
  • 06-04Mme Thible becomes 1st woman to fly (in a balloon)
  • 06-09John Carroll appointed supervisor of US Catholic Missions
  • 06-16Holland forbids orange clothes
  • 06-231st US balloon flight (13 year old Edward Warren)
  • 08-13English parliament accept India Act
  • 08-23Eastern Tennessee settlers declare their area an independent state and name it Franklin; a year later the Continental Congress rejects it
  • 09-211st daily newspaper in America (Penns Packet & General Advertiser)
  • 09-21Pennsylvania Packet and Daily Advertiser 1st success US daily newspaper
  • 09-22Russian trappers established a colony on Kodiak Island, Alaska
  • 11-01Maryland grants citizenship to Lafayette and his descendents
  • 12-21John Jay becomes 1st US Secretary of State (foreign affairs)

People born in year of 1784

  • 01-01William Beale: Composer
  • 01-27Martin-Joseph Mengal: Composer
  • 01-28George HG Earl of Aberdeen: English Secretary of State
  • 01-29Ferdinand Ries: Composer
  • 01-31Carl Wilhelm Henning: Composer
  • 02-03John Fane graaf van Westmorland: English (opera)composer / diplomat
  • 02-20Adam Black: Edinburgh, Scotland -- Politician / publisher
  • 02-27Elias Annes Borger: Dutch theologist / poet (To the Rhine)
  • 02-27Job Plimpton: Composer
  • 02-29Franz KL von Klenze: German architect (Hermitage, St-Petersburg)
  • 04-05Louis [Ludwig] Spohr: Germany -- Violin virtuoso / composer (Faust)
  • 04-13Cornelis Smit: Dutch ship builder
  • 07-01Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Composer, Son of J.S. Bach, dies at 74
  • 07-22Friedrich W Bessel: German astronomer (star parallax, Bessel Function)
  • 08-14Francesco Capaccini: Italian Cardinal / diplomat
  • 09-07Frantisek Max Knize: Composer
  • 10-14Ferdinand VII MF: King of Spain
  • 10-15Thomas Hastings: Composer
  • 10-19Leigh Hunt: British writer (Lord Byron)
  • 10-20Lord Henry JT Palmerston: English Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 11-24Zachary Taylor: (Whig) 12th President (March 5, 1849-July 9, 1850)
  • 11-28Ferdinand Reis: Composer
  • 12-01Francois Henri Joseph Castil-Blaze: Composer
  • 12-30Dorothea von Benckendorff: Baltic Monarch of Lieven

People died in year of 1784

  • 01-11Ferdinand Philipp Joseph Lobkowitz: Composer, dies at 59
  • 02-13Charles Gravier: French Earl of Vergennes / Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 02-24Anton Laube: Composer, dies at 65
  • 02-28Phillis Wheatly: Poetess
  • 04-02Pierre Leclair: Composer, dies at 74
  • 04-04Mary Mead: Wife of English journalist John Wilkes
  • 04-10Simon Fokke: Book illustrator, dies at 71
  • 04-30Franz K Earl von Velbruck: German Freemason
  • 06-06Joan Derk van de Capellen: Leader of democratic Patriots, dies at 42
  • 06-07Jean-Baptiste Canavas: Composer, dies at 71
  • 07-01Wilhelm Friedmann Bach: Composer (Sinfonias 64), dies at 73
  • 07-15Johan B Straub: South German sculptor
  • 07-31Denis Diderot: French writer / philosopher (Jacques le fataliste)
  • 08-03Giovanni Battista Martini: Composer, dies at 78
  • 08-06Karl Kohaut: Composer, dies at 57
  • 08-10Allan Ramsay: Artist
  • 09-04Cesar F Cassini "the Thury": French astronomer (geodesic labor)
  • 09-27Boniface Stoecki: Composer, dies at 38
  • 12-05Phillis Wheatley: 1st important black Poet in America, dies in Boston

Events in year of 1785

  • 01-01"Daily Universal Register" (Times of London) publishes 1st issue
  • 01-071st balloon flight across English Channel (Blanchard & Jeffries)
  • 01-11Continental Congress convenes in New York City
  • 01-13John Walter publishes 1st issue of London Times
  • 01-14Mozart completes "Dissonantenkwartet" (opus 10)
  • 01-15Mozarts string quartet opus 10 premieres
  • 01-20Samuel Ellis advertises to sell Oyster Island (Ellis Is), no takers
  • 01-271st US state university chartered - Athens, Georgia
  • 03-01Philadelphia Society for the Promotion of Agriculture organized
  • 04-21Russian tsarina Catharina II ends noble privileges
  • 05-09British inventor Joseph Bramah patents beer-pump handle
  • 05-23Benjamin Franklin announces his invention of bifocals
  • 07-06Congress resolves US currency named "dollar" andadopts decimal coinage
  • 07-121st manned flight by gas balloon in the Netherlands
  • 08-01Caroline Herschel becomes 1st woman discoverer of a comet
  • 08-15French Cardinal De Rohan arrested
  • 09-01Mozart publishes 6 string quartet opus 10 in Vienna
  • 09-10Prussia signs trade agreement with US
  • 09-28Napoleon Bonaparte (16) graduates from the military academy in Paris (42nd in a class of 51)
  • 09-29Chasidic sect is excommunicated in Cracow Poland
  • 11-10Netherlands and France signs treaty
  • 11-17Church of England organizes in New England

People born in year of 1785

  • 01-04Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm: Germany -- Librarian (fairy tale collector)
  • 01-23Carl A Agardh: Sweden -- Botanist / Bishop of Karlstad
  • 02-15Claude Louis Marie Navier
  • 02-21Karl A Varnhagen von Ense: German officer / author (Die Sterner)
  • 03-06Karol Kazimierz Kurpinski: Composer
  • 03-07Alessandro Manzoni: Italy -- Poet / Novelist (Betrothed)
  • 03-19Pierre-Joseph-Guillaume Zimmermann: Composer
  • 03-27Louis XVII Charles: King of France (1793-95)
  • 04-01J H Ferdinand Olivier: German painter
  • 04-04Bettina Brentano: Composer
  • 04-04Bettina von Arnim: German writer (This Book Belongs to the King)
  • 04-09Sibrand Acker Stratingh: Dutch Physician / chemist (electric car 1835)
  • 04-19Alexandre Pierre Francois Boely: Composer
  • 05-06Arvir A Afzelius: Swedish story teller
  • 05-09James Pollard Espy: Pennsylvania, United States -- Meteorologist (Philosphy of Storms)
  • 07-06William J Hooker: English Botanist / director (Kew Gardens)
  • 07-20Mahmud II: Sultan of Turkey (1808-39) / Westernizer / Reformer
  • 08-15Thomas De Quincey: England, United Kingdom -- Writer (Confessions of English Opium Eater)
  • 08-19Seth Thomas: Pioneer in mass production of clocks
  • 08-20Oliver Hazard Perry: US Naval hero ("We have met the enemy")
  • 09-25George Frederic Pinto: Composer
  • 09-28David Walker: Wilmington, North Carolina -- Abolitionist (Appeal to Colored Citizens)
  • 10-15Jose Miguel Carrera: President of Chile (1811-14)
  • 10-18Thomas Love Peacock: English author (Headlong Hall)
  • 10-31George F Kersting: German painter
  • 11-02Frederic Kalkbrenner: Composer
  • 11-02Johann Leopold Fuchs: Composer
  • 11-08Friedrich Wilhelm Michael Kalkbrenner: Composer
  • 11-21William Beaumont: Surgeon (studied digestion)
  • 11-23Joannes P Roothaan: 1st Dutch General of the Jesuits (1829-53)

People died in year of 1785

  • 01-06Haym Salomon: Dies in Philadelphia at 44, helped finance the revolution
  • 02-06Iman Willem Falck: Dutch Governor of Ceylon (1765-83), dies at 48
  • 02-19Johann Christoph Richter: Composer, dies at 84
  • 02-24Carlo Bonaparte: Corsican attorney, dies at 39
  • 04-26Karl Siegmund von Seckendorff: Composer, dies at 40
  • 04-30Frederick Philipse 3: Land owner (Bronx, Westch & Putnam), dies at 65
  • 05-08Pietro Longhi: Painter
  • 05-09Franz Xaver Schnitzer: Composer, dies at 44
  • 05-10Etienne Joseph Floquet: Composer, dies at 36
  • 05-15Karel Blazej Kopriva: Composer, dies at 29
  • 05-23William Woollett: Engraver
  • 06-05Gottfried August Homilius: Composer, dies at 71
  • 06-06Johann Michael Demmler: Composer, dies at 36
  • 06-25Pierre Talon: Composer, dies at 63
  • 06-25Pieter Kintsius: VOC-supercarga / chief on Macau, dies at 53
  • 06-27Egbert de Free Temminck: Amsterdam regent, dies at 84
  • 07-13Stephen Hopkins: US judge / signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 78
  • 08-14John William Fletcher: Evangelist
  • 08-17Jonathan Trumbull: US patriot
  • 08-21Jean B Pigalle: French Sculptor (Child with Pigeon)
  • 10-24Jean-Jacques Robson: Composer, dies at 64
  • 10-30Gustaf P Creutz: Swedish diplomat / Poet (Daphne), dies at 54
  • 11-19Bernard de Bury: Composer, dies at 65
  • 11-28William Whipple: Merchant / judge / signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 55
  • 12-08Antonio Maria Mazzoni: Composer, dies at 68
  • 12-29Johann Heinrich Rolle: Composer, dies at 69