1785 in History – What happened in year 1785

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

In history, year 1785 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 1785.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1785 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
01 januaryThe Times, the first newspaper of that name, began publication in London as The Daily Universal Register.
07 januaryFrenchman Jean-Pierre Blanchard and American John Jeffries Became the first to cross the English Channel by air, in a balloon.
20 januaryTây Son forces of Vietnam annihilated an invading Siamese Army who were attempting to restore Nguy?n Ánh to the throne.
27 januaryThe University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, one of the oldest public universities in the United States, was founded.
15 juneJean-François Pilâtre de Rozier, co-pilot of the first-ever manned flight (1783), and his companion, Pierre Romain, become the first-ever casualties of an air crash when their hot air balloon explodes during their attempt to cross the English Channel.
07 MayFrench citizen John Pier François Blanshar crossed the English Channel with American citizen John Jeffridge in a balloon for the first time.
10 SeptemberThe North European historical state of Prussia signed a trade agreement with the US.
01 JanuaryThe first issue of the Daily Universal Register Times of London) was published.
01 JanuaryThe first issue of The Daily Universal Register, later known as The Times, was published in London.
01 MarchPhiladelphia Society for the Promotion of Agreement was organized.
20 AprilThomas Warton was appointed British poet laureate by King George III.
09 MayThe British inventor Joseph Bramma obtained a patent for a patented beer pump handle.
15 JuneTwo Franciscan civilians died of flying in a balloon in the world's first air crash.
06 JulyThe dollar was unanimously chosen as the money for the United States.
01 AugustCaroline Herschel became Comet's first female finder.
10 SeptemberPrussia signed a trade agreement with the US.
28 NovemberThe Treaty of Hopewell was signed between the United States and the Cherokee Nation.


Famous birthdays in the year 1785:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
04 AprilBettina von Arnim / Author / Germany
05 March Carlo Odescalchi / Cardinal / Italy
06 January Andreas Moustoxydis / Historian / Greece
06 March Karol Kurpiński / Composer / Poland
06 JulyWilliam Hooker / Academic / United Kingdom
07 March Alessandro Manzoni / Author / Italy
10 February Claude-Louis Navier / Engineer / France
12 February Pierre Louis Dulong / Chemist / France
14 JulyMordecai Manuel Noah / Journalist / United States of America
15 OctoberJosé Miguel Carrera / Politician / Chile
18 NovemberDavid Wilkie / Academic / Scotland
18 MayJohn Wilson / Author / Scotland
18 OctoberThomas Love Peacock / Poet / United Kingdom
20 OctoberGeorge Ormerod / Author / United Kingdom
21 NovemberWilliam Beaumont / Surgeon / United States of America
22 March Adam Sedgwick / Scientist / United Kingdom
23 AugustOliver Hazard Perry / Commander / United States of America
26 DecemberÉtienne Constantin de Gerlache / Politician / Belgium
26 AprilJohn James Audubon / Painter / United States of America
28 NovemberVictor de Broglie / Politician / France
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