|Centuries:||17th century - 18th century - 19th century|
|Decades:|| 1750s 1760s 1770s - 1780s - 1790s 1800s 1810s
|Years:||1782 1783 1784 - 1785 - 1786 1787 1788|
|1785 in topic:|
|Subjects: Archaeology – Architecture –|
|Art – Literature (Poetry) – Music – Science|
|Leaders: State leaders – Colonial governors|
|Category: Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Births – Deaths – Marriages|
Year 1785 (MDCCLXXXV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar).
Events of 1785[edit | edit source]
January - June[edit | edit source]
- January 1 The first issue of the Daily Universal Register, later known as The Times, is published in London.
- January 7 - Frenchman Jean-Pierre Blanchard and American John Jeffries travel from Dover, England to Calais, France in a hydrogen gas balloon, becoming the first to cross the English Channel by air.
- January 27 - The University of Georgia is founded.
- May 10 - A hot air balloon crashes in Tullamore, causing a fire that burns down about 100 houses, making it the world's first aviation disaster (by 36 days).
- 15 June - After several attempts, Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and his companion, Pierre Romain, set off in a balloon from Boulogne-sur-Mer, but the balloon suddenly deflates (without the envelope catching fire) and crashes near Wimereux in the Pas-de-Calais, killing both men. Although more than a month after the Tullamore crash, some people consider this crash the world's first aviation disaster.
July - December[edit | edit source]
- July 6 - The dollar is unanimously chosen as the money unit for the United States. This is the first time a nation has adopted a decimal coinage system.
- August 1 - Fleet of French explorer Jean Francois de Galoup, count la Pérouse leaves Paris for circumnavigation.
- August 15 - Cardinal de Rohan is arrested in Paris - the necklace affair comes into open.
- November - Drought occurs in Haiti.
- November 28 - Treaty of Hopewell signed between United States of America and Cherokee Nation
Undated[edit | edit source]
- University of New Brunswick is founded in Fredericton, Canada.
- Coal gas is first used for illumination.
- Louis XVI of France signs to a law that a handkerchief must be square.
- British government establishes a permanent land force in the Eastern Caribbean, based in Barbados.
- The North Carolina General Assembly incorporates Lincolnton, North Carolina (named for American General Benjamin Lincoln) as the new county seat for Lincoln County.
- Belfast Academy later Belfast Royal Academy is founded by Rev. Dr James Crombie in Belfast, Northern Ireland
- Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi publishes Letters on the Teachings of Spinoza, and starts the Pantheism controversy
Births[edit | edit source]
|Gregorian calendar||1785 |
|Ab urbe condita||2538|
|Armenian calendar||1234 |
|Bahá'í calendar||-59 – -58|
|Coptic calendar||1501 – 1502|
|Ethiopian calendar||1777 – 1778|
|Hebrew calendar||5545 – 5546|
|- Vikram Samvat||1840 – 1841|
|- Shaka Samvat||1707 – 1708|
|- Kali Yuga||4886 – 4887|
|Iranian calendar||1163 – 1164|
|Islamic calendar||1199 – 1200|
|- Imperial Year||Kōki 2445|
|Thai solar calendar||2328|
- January 4 - Jakob Grimm, German philologist, folklorist, and writer (d. 1863)
- January 4 - Friedrich Wilhelm (d. 1831)
- February 8 - Martín Miguel de Güemes Argentine military leader (d. 1821)
- February 10 - Claude-Louis Navier, French engineer and physicist (d. 1836)
- March 27 - Louis XVII of France (d. 1795)
- April 4 - Bettina von Arnim, German poet (d. 1859)
- April 26 - John James Audubon, French-American naturalist and illustrator (d. 1851)
- May 18 - John Wilson, Scottish writer (d. 1854)
- July 6 - William Jackson Hooker, English botanist (d. 1865)
- August 15 - Thomas de Quincey, English writer (d. 1859)
- August 23 - Oliver Hazard Perry, American naval officer (d. 1819)
- October 18 - Thomas Love Peacock, English satirist (d. 1866)
- October 20 - George Ormerod, English historian and antiquarian (d. 1873)
- November 18 - David Wilkie, Scottish artist (d. 1841)
Unknown dates[edit | edit source]
- See also 1785 births.
Deaths[edit | edit source]
- January 3 - Baldassare Galuppi, Italian composer (b. 1706)
- January 19 - Jonathan Toup, English classical scholar and critic (b. 1713)
- January 23 - Matthew Stewart, Scottish mathematician (b. 1717)
- April 14 - William Whitehead, English writer (b. 1715)
- May 8 - Etienne Francois, French statesman (b. 1719)
- May 8 - Pietro Longhi, Venetian painter (b. 1701)
- June 2 - Jean Paul de Gua de Malves, French mathematician (b. 1713)
- June 30 - James Oglethorpe, English general and founder of the state of Georgia (b. 1696)
- August 17 - Jonathan Trumbull, Governor of the Colony and the state of Connecticut (b. 1710)
- August 26 - George Germain, British soldier and politician (b. 1716)
- August 28 - Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor (b. 1714)
- October 4 - David Brearly, delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention (b. 1703)
- November 18 - Louis Philip I, French soldier and writer (b. 1725)
- November 19 - Bernard de Bury, French composer (b. 1720)
- November 25 - Richard Glover, English poet (b. 1712)
- December 6 - Kitty Clive, English actress and playwright (b. 1711)
- December 29 - Johan Herman Wessel, Norwegian author (b. 1742)
People of the year 1785 at Familypedia
140 people were born in 1785
99 children were born to the 56 women born in 1785
87 people died in 1785
6967 people lived in 1785
Events of the year 1785 at Familypedia
138 people were married in 1785.
There were 0 military battles in 1785.
- See also 1785 deaths.
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