1785 in History
January 1 "Daily Universal Register" (Times of London) publishes 1st issue
January 7 1st balloon flight across English Channel (Blanchard and Jeffries)
January 11 Continental Congress convenes in New York City
January 13 John Walter publishes 1st issue of London Times
January 14 Mozart completes "Dissonantenkwartet" (opus 10)
January 15 Mozarts string quartet opus 10 premieres
January 20 Samuel Ellis advertises to sell Oyster Island (Ellis Island), no takers
January 27 1st U.S. state university chartered, Athens Georgia
March 1 Philadelphia Society for the Promotion of Agriculture organized
April 21 Russian tsarina Catharina II ends noble privileges
May 9 British inventor Joseph Bramah patents beer-pump handle
May 23 Benjamin Franklin announces his invention of bifocals
June 15 2 French balloonists die in world's 1st fatal aviation accident
July 6 Congress resolves U.S. currency named "dollar" and adopts decimal coinage
July 12 1st manned flight by gas balloon in Netherlands
August 1 Caroline Herschel becomes 1st woman discoverer of a comet
August 15 French cardinal De Rohan arrested
September 1 Mozart publishes 6 string quartet opus 10 in Vienna
September 10 Prussia signs trade agreement with US
September 28 Napoleon Bonaparte (16) graduates from the military academy in Paris (42nd in a class of 51)
September 29 Chasidic sect is excommunicated in Cracow Poland
November 10 Netherlands and France signs treaty
November 17 Church of England organizes in New England