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Treaty of Paris by Benjamin West, the painting depicts John Jay, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Henry Laurens and William Temple Franklin, the British MP refused to sit model so the picture was never completed.
The Peace of Paris
ends the American War of Independence .
First ascent of a Montgolfière
The Montgolfier brothers
manage to climb
a manned hot air balloon .
William Pitt the Younger in a painting attributed to Thomas Gainsborough
William Pitt the Younger becomes the youngest Prime Minister in Britain's history.
1783 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1231/32 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1775/76 (turn of the year September 11th / 12th)
Bengali solar calendar 1188/89 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2326/27 (southern Buddhism); 2325/26 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 74th (75th) cycle

Year of the water hare癸卯 ( at the beginning of the year water tiger壬寅)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 1145/46 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 4116/17 (October 2-3)
Iranian calendar 1161/62 (around March 21)
Islamic calendar 1197/98 (November 25-26)
Jewish calendar 5543/44 (September 26-27)
Coptic calendar 1499/1500 (September 11-12)
Malayalam calendar 958/959
Seleucid era Babylon: 2093/94 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 2094/95 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1839/40 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

United States / American War of Independence

Times cartoon about the end of the American Revolutionary War


Great Britain / Netherlands


science and technology



The "devil's device" is destroyed
First manned ascent of a hot air balloon
Start of the first manned balloon flight



Architecture and fine arts

Music and theater

Title page of the first print



Contemporary representation of the February 5th earthquake


First quarter

Second quarter

Philipp Pendleton Barbour
Friedrich Sertürner

Third quarter

Simón Bolívar

Fourth Quarter


First half of the year

Second half of the year

Leonhard Euler

Exact date of death unknown

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