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Millennium: 2nd millennium
1783 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1783
Ab urbe condita2536
Armenian calendar1232
Assyrian calendar6533
Balinese saka calendar1704–1705
Bengali calendar1190
Berber calendar2733
British Regnal year23 Geo. 3 – 24 Geo. 3
Buddhist calendar2327
Burmese calendar1145
Byzantine calendar7291–7292
Chinese calendar壬寅年 (Water Tiger)
4480 or 4273
    — to —
癸卯年 (Water Rabbit)
4481 or 4274
Coptic calendar1499–1500
Discordian calendar2949
Ethiopian calendar1775–1776
Hebrew calendar5543–5544
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1839–1840
 - Shaka Samvat1704–1705
 - Kali Yuga4883–4884
Holocene calendar11783
Igbo calendar783–784
Iranian calendar1161–1162
Islamic calendar1197–1198
Japanese calendarTenmei 3
Javanese calendar1708–1710
Julian calendarGregorian minus 11 days
Korean calendar4116
Minguo calendar129 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar315
Thai solar calendar2325–2326
Tibetan calendar阳水虎年
(male Water-Tiger)
1909 or 1528 or 756
    — to —
(female Water-Rabbit)
1910 or 1529 or 757
The first manned hot-air balloon, designed by the Montgolfier brothers, takes off from the Bois de Boulogne, on November 21, 1783

1783 (MDCCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Sunday of the Julian calendar, the 1783rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 783rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 83rd year of the 18th century, and the 4th year of the 1780s decade. As of the start of 1783, the Gregorian calendar was 11 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.






December 23: General George Washington Resigning His Commission

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Washington Irving
John Crawfurd
Simón Bolívar


Capability Brown
Leonhard Euler


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