Decades: 1730s 1740s 1750s 1760s 1770s - 1780s - 1790s 1800s 1810s 1820s 1830s
Years: 1778 1779 1780 1781 1782 - 1783 - 1784 1785 1786 1787 1788
February 3 - American Revolutionary War: Spain recognizes United States independence.
February 4 - American Revolutionary War: Great Britain formally declares that it will cease hostilities with the United States of America.
May 18 - Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada- First United Empire Loyalists reach Parrtown.
July 16 - Grants of land in Canada to American loyalists announced.
September 3 - American Revolutionary War ends: Treaty of Paris - A treaty between the United States and the Kingdom of Great Britain is signed in Paris, ending the war.
November 2 - In Rocky Hill, New Jersey, US General George Washington gives his "Farewell Address to the Army".
November 21 - In Paris, Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent, the marquis d'Arlandes, make the first untethered hot air balloon flight (flight time: 25 minutes, Maximum height: 5½ miles).
November 25 - American Revolutionary War: The last British troops leave New York City three months after the signing of the Treaty of Paris.
December 4 - At Fraunces Tavern in New York City, US General George Washington formally bids his officers farewell.
Montgolfiers demonstrate the World's first hot air balloon in Annonay, France;
City of Sevastopol founded;
United Empire Loyalists flee to Canada from the new United States;
Treaty of Versailles signed, ending hostilites between the Franco-Spanish Alliance and England.
January 23 - Stendhal, writer
March 8 - Hannah Van Buren, First Lady of the United States
April 3 - Washington Irving, American author
April 10 - Hortense de Beauharnais Queen of Holland and mother of the Emperor Napoleon III of France.
October 29 - Jean le Rond d'Alembert, mathematician
Heads of state in 1783
China - Qianlong Emperor of China, Qing Dynasty (reigned from October 18, 1735 to February 9, 1796)
Prussia - Frederick II King of Prussia (reigned from 1740 to 1786)\n