January 6 - the Turks agree to Russia's annexation of the Crimea in the Treaty of
January 14 - The U.S. Congress ratifies the Treaty of Paris with England to end
the American Revolutionary War.
February 28 - John Wesley
charters the Methodist Church.
The Japanese famine continues as 300,000 die of starvation.
Benjamin Franklin tries in vain to persuade the French to alter their clocks in
winter to take advantage of the daylight.Benjamin Franklin
invents bifocal spectacles.Antoine Lavoisier
pioneers quantitative chemistry.
Britain receives its first bales of imported American cotton.
Emperor Josef II
suspends the Hungarian Constitution because of a Revolution
January 28 - George Hamilton Gordon
, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, Prime Minister of
the United Kingdom.
October 13 - King Ferdinand VII
October 19 - John McLoughlin
, Fur Merchant.
November 9 - Henricus (Henri) van den Houten
November 24 - Zachary Taylor
, 12th President of the United States.Paulina van den Houten
November 28 - Henricus (Henri) van den Houten
September 8 - Ann Lee
, Shaker leader.
December 13 - Samuel Johnson
, English writer.To my Homepage