1784 in History
January 6 Turkey and Russia sign treaty in Constantinople
January 7 1st U.S. seed business established by David Landreth, Philadelphia
January 14 Revolutionary War ends; Congress ratifies Treaty of Paris
January 26 Ben Franklin expresses unhappiness over eagle as America's symbol
February 22 1st U.S. ship to trade with China, "Empress of China," sails from New York
February 28 John Wesley charters Methodist Church
February 29 Marquis de Sade transferred from Vincennes fortress to the Bastille
March 1 E Kidner opens 1st cooking school, in Great Britain
April 15 1st balloon flight in Ireland
April 29 Premiere of Mozart's Sonata in B flat, K454 (Vienna)
May 8 Only known deaths by hailstones in U.S. in Winnsborough, South Carolina
May 11 England and Tippu Sahib van Mysore sign peace treaty
May 20 England and Netherlands signs peace treaty (Peace of Paris)
May 22 Ceylonese student leader Pieter Quint Ondaatje demands democracy
May 25 Jews are expelled from Warsaw by Marshall Mniszek
June 4 Mme Thible becomes 1st woman to fly, in a balloon
June 9 John Carroll appointed supervisor of U.S. Catholic Missions
June 23 1st U.S. balloon flight, 13 year old Edward Warren
August 13 English parliament accept India Act
August 23 Eastern Tennessee settlers declare their area an independent state and name it Franklin; a year later the Continental Congress rejects it
September 21 1st daily newspaper in America (Penns Packet and General Advertiser)
September 21 Pennsylvania Packet and Daily Advertiser 1st success U.S. daily newspaper
September 22 Russian trappers established a colony on Kodiak Island, AK
November 1 Maryland grants citizenship to Lafayette and his descendents
December 21 John Jay becomes 1st U.S. Secretary of State