1782 in History – What happened in year 1782

✅ Published on April 1st, 2009 in 18th Century in History

In history, year 1782 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1782.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1782 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
27 marchCharles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, a leading British Whig Party statesman, began his second non-consecutive term as Prime Minister of Great Britain.
12 aprilAmerican Revolutionary War-The Royal Navy defeated a combined French–Spanish fleet in the Battle of the Saintes, forcing the letter to abandon a planned invasion of Jamaica.
21 aprilA city pillar was erected on Rattanakosin Island, located on the eastern bank of the Chao Phraya River, an act considered the founding of the city of Bangkok.
06 mayConstruction began on the Grand Palace of Bangkok, the officialresidence of the King of Thailand.
20 juneThe Congress of the Confederation adopted the Great Seal of theUnited States, used to authenticate certain documents issued by thefederal government.
01 julyAmerican Revolutionary War-Five American privateer vessels attacked the British settlement at Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
16 julyMozart's opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail made itspremiere, after which Emperor Joseph II anecdotally made the commentthat it had 'too many notes'.
07 augustThe Bronze Horseman, an equestrian statue of Peter the Greatthat serves as one of the symbols of Saint Petersburg, Russia, wasunveiled.
07 DecemberHyder Ali, the ruler of Mysore died.
15 FebruaryA maritime war ensued between Britain and France.
17 MarchThe Treaty of Salbai took place between the Maratha rulers and the East India Company.
07 JanuaryFirst American Commercial Bank Bank of North America) opened.
05 FebruaryThe Spanish army defeated the British army and captured Minorca.
27 MarchCharles Watson-Wentworth, Second Marquess of Rockingham, became Prime Minister of Great Britain.
12 AprilBattle of Les Santes West-Indies: The British fleet defeated the French.
17 MayThe Parliament of Great Britain passed the repeal of the Act to secure the dependence of the Ireland Act.
20 JuneThe bald eagle was chosen as the symbol of the United States.
04 JulyWilliam Patty became Prime Minister of Great Britain after the death of Charles Watson-Wentworth.
02 AugustGeorge Washington created an honorary badge of distinction.
16 SeptemberThe Great Seal of the United States was used for the first time.
29 NovemberBritain recognized American independence.
14 DecemberCharleston, South Carolina was evacuated by the British.


Famous birthdays in the year 1782:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 NovemberF. J. Robinson / Politician / United Kingdom
02 February Henri de Rigny / Politician / France
03 AprilAlexander Macomb / General / United States of America
04 March Johann Rudolf Wyss / Author / Switzerland
05 DecemberMartin Van Buren / Politician / United States of America
10 AugustVicente Guerrero / Politician / Mexico
13 NovemberEsaias Tegnér / Educator / Sweden
18 March John C. Calhoun / Politician / United States of America
18 January Daniel Webster / Politician / United States of America
24 JuneJuan Larrea / Politician / Argentina
24 March Orest Kiprensky / Painter / Russia
25 SeptemberCharles Maturin / Author / Ireland
25 March Caroline Bonaparte / Princess / France
25 OctoberLevi Lincoln / Politician / United States of America
26 JulyJohn Field / Composer / Ireland
26 DecemberPhilaret Drozdov / Metropolitan / Russia
27 OctoberNiccolò Paganini / Violinist / Italy
29 January Daniel Auber / Composer / France
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